• Cover Versions

    Directed by Todd Berger
    US | 84 minutes | World Premiere | Local Spotlight

On the eve of their biggest gig ever, the members of synth-rock band Starfoxy throw a rager that ends with a fan mysteriously dead in the pool and the eccentric rockers recounting—a la Karasowa’s Rashomon—very different evenings in this clever, local comedy.

Schedule

January 3, 2018 4:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll are all par for the course at synth-rock band Starfoxy’s house party, but when murder is added to the set list, the differing bandmates must give the greatest performance of their lives if they want to stay out of jail.

Cleverly infusing Kurosawa’s Rashomon into the world of indie rock, filmmaker Todd Berger’s Cover Versions is a hilarious romp following the hazy, contradictory accounts of Starfoxy’s members. Frontwoman and de facto bandleader Jackie is adamant that no partying should occur on the eve of their biggest festival gig ever, but she faces opposition from the young, arrogant member-for-hire Kirk. When one of Kirk’s invited “groupies” winds up dead in the pool, Jackie immediately places the blame on the drunken Lothario. Yet Berger wisely keeps the truth close to his chest as he reveals the alternative perspectives and wildly different personalities of each band member, building up to an applause-worthy encore.

film details

Country: US
Year: 2018
Running Time: 84 minutes
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Language: English
Director: Todd Berger
Producers: Mark Korshak, Marc Reid
Principal Cast: Katie Cassidy, Drake Bell, Austin Swift, Jerry Trainor, Debby Ryan
Cinematographers: Catherine Goldschmidt
Editor: Franklin Peterson
Screenwriter: Todd Berger

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