Ten Thousand Saints

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YEAR 2014

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 107 min

Jude—named after a Beatles song by his hippie parents—spends his high school days in small-town Vermont getting high with his best friend, Teddy. Beneath Jude’s mind-numbing activities lurks a desire to reconnect with his estranged father, Les, who abandoned the family when Jude was nine. Desperate to keep her son out of trouble, Jude’s mother sends him to live with Les in New York City. In the roiling and raw East Village, Jude struggles to establish an identity within the cultural upheaval downtown and forms an unlikely surrogate family with Teddy’s straight-edge brother and a troubled, rich uptown girl.

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini craft a raw and layered film, pulsating with the urgent angst of young Jude, desperately seeking to define his place in the world. Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld lead a superb ensemble with refreshing vulnerability, plunging us into the frenetic upheaval of adolescence. —T.B.

EMAIL nic@mavenpic.com

COMPANY Maven Pictures

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Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman are Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmakers. They wrote and directed American Splendor (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance; FIPRESCI Award, Cannes; Writers Guild Award; Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination; and many others). Their HBO movie, Cinema Verite, received nine Emmy nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, a SAG nomination, as well as ACE and Writer's Guild Award wins. Other films include Girl Most Likely, The Nanny Diaries, and The Extra Man. Their documentaries include Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's and HBO’s The Young and the Dead.