MEMBERS-ONLY: Whiplash (sneak preview, star Miles Teller & filmmaker Damien Chazelle in person!)

Filmmaker Damien Chazelle didn’t just leap, but exploded onto our collective Cinefamily consciousness with this debut feature — one which, ever since we caught it on opening night of Sundance 2014, we’ve lovingly referred to as “Full Metal Jazz Band.” With a twin set of provocative, boiling-point performances from Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and J.K. Simmons (Oz), Whiplash thrills every second of the way.

“Damien Chazelle’s stellar career-starter…demolishes the cliches of the musical-prodigy genre, investing the traditionally polite stages and rehearsal studios of a topnotch conservatory with all the psychological intensity of a battlefield or sports arena. Chazelle proves an exceptional builder of scenes, crafting loaded, need-to-succeed moments that grab our attention and hold it tight, thanks largely to co-star J.K. Simmons as the school’s most intimidating instructor. The energy also comes through in Miles Teller’s hyper-physical performance — yet another radical departure for an actor who’s been out-transforming nearly everyone in his generation.” — Peter DeBruge, Variety
Dir. Damien Chazelle, 2014, DCP, 106 min.

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Watch the trailer for “Whiplash”!
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