In this gritty Philadelphia-based thriller, Sully (Lawrence Michael Levine), former frontman of a once prominent punk band, anxiously trudges toward a new world in order to remain in his young son's daily life when ex-bandmate Mick (Benjamin Ellis Fine) catches him mid-stride with a promise to make good on an old debt. In one hellish night, that stretches till dawn, Sully chases Mick through the recesses of Philadelphia in his fight to get back home.
"Shot on location around Philadelphia, the film has an incredible sense of place and love for the city. Featuring great performances from many of the best actors of current American indie cinema, including Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal, and Joe Swanberg, the film has a punk-rock sense of propulsion. It asks tough questions about the ways we choose to live our lives, and intelligently examines the balance between our wildest dreams and our concrete realities." Philadelphia Film Society
Detonator showcases the tremendously talented and versatile Robert Longstreet ("Septien," "Take Shelter," "The Catechism Cataclysm"), prolific filmmaker, Joe Swanberg & the feature film debut of the mercurial New York theater performer Benjamin Ellis Fine. The musical score lends a hand to Joe Jack Talcum's (of the iconic Philadelphia punk band The Dead Milkmen) beautifully austere take on the American standards "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" and "Some Of These Days," as well as the acting debut of Toledo punk hero Eric Davidson & his band New Bomb Turks' version of San Francisco legends the Nubs' ripping track "Job." Inspired by locals, the movies features underground music from Philadelphia's own Dead People Screaming and Party Photographers, the Flails of San Francisco, and Son de Brooklyn.
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