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IFFBoston Screening Series

Special Advance Screening!

  • Admission is FREE
  • Passes are required. Download and print your pass. (Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)
  • Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.

Actors Sunny Suljic, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Ryder McLaughlin & Gio Galicia will appear in person for a Q&A after the screening.

Trust Jonah Hill to make a coming-of-age story that’s wickedly irreverent and bursting with heart. The two-time Academy Award nominee’s singular gifts as an actor translate seamlessly into his debut as writer-director. MID90S is goofy, intelligent, and tender—and it might have you eyeing that skateboard collecting dust in the garage.

Stevie (Sunny Suljic, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER) is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom (Katherine Waterston, INHERENT VICE) is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother (Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA) is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.

Stevie’s new friends are older and more experienced in everything that matters, like skateboarding, hip-hop, girls, and getting into trouble. Stevie seems so green but, disarmed by his earnestness and bravado—he’ll attempt even the most insane stunts in an effort to be accepted—the Motor Avenue crew welcomes him into their fold. Their friendship gives Stevie an unprecedented sense of worth. It also places him in ever-scarier situations.

Set to a connoisseur’s soundtrack of ’90s rock and rap, MID90S captures the hijinks and hair-raising risk-taking of pre-digital age teen life. Stevie’s pals can be obnoxious one moment and exceptionally kind (even wise) the next. Employing brilliantly timed jump-cuts and a surprisingly spare aesthetic that owes as much to François Truffaut as Judd Apatow, Hill proves to be a uniquely sophisticated chronicler of youthful folly while delivering some of the funniest scenes you’ll find on screen this year.

—Jane Schoettle, Toronto International Film Festival

84 min.

Directed by:
Jonah Hill

Sunny Suljic
Lucas Hedges
Na-kel Smith
Gio Galicia
Ryder McLaughlin
Alexa Demie
Katherine Waterston
Olan Prenatt