The festival favourite directorial debut of Jonah Hill, Mid90s follows naïve, lonely 13-year-old Stevie (newcomer Sunny Suljic) as he comes of age on the fringes of Los Angeles. When he’s not dealing with the scornful rich kids at school, Stevie is used to spending his days with his violent older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges) and rootless single mum Dabney (Katherine Waterson). But when he befriends a crew of skateboarders over summer, he learns some tough lessons about class, race, and privilege in the mid-‘90s.
Why You Should See This Film
Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “a gender-flipped sibling” to Crystal Moselle’s former Sydney Exclusive release Skate Kitchen, Mid90s is a rough-hewn gem marked by unexpected emotional wallops and sly observations about adolescence. And that’s not to mention a killer original score from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross and a nostalgia-laden soundtrack featuring The Pixies, Herbie Hancock, The Mamas and the Papas, and Nirvana.
Golden Price Session — Tuesday 4 June
Please note that the session on Tuesday 4 June offers $12 Golden Price tickets to all of our Film Club members.
- Year: 2018
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Jonah Hill
- Cast: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
- Duration: 85 minutes
- Language: English