Michael (Peter Cilella) is committed to getting his best friend Chris (Vinny Curran) to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

A complex narrative, tricky script, and quicksilver shifts in tone are just a few of the pitfalls that could easily have caused Resolution to stumble. But Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead are uncommonly talented filmmakers who embrace the challenges they set for themselves and craft a film that embodies the energy, ambition, and resourcefulness of the American indie spirit. Their film is weird, wild, endlessly entertaining, and consistently impossible to predict. Expertly balancing dark humor with genuine thrills and unexpected pathos, Benson and Moorhead have created an utterly unique cinematic experience that defies genre classification. {Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival.]


After his mother dies, Evan tries to drown his pain in beer at the bar where he works, drinking with his friends Tommy (THE BATTERY’s Jeremy Gardner) and Mike. On his way to the bathroom, Evan bumps into a wanna-be thug, but the inconsequential moment quickly escalates when the guy picks up a bottle. Evan beats the shit out of him. The bar owner fires Evan, leaving him with few options (and the possibility of legal action from the asshole he beat up). Evan makes a spur of the moment decision to fly to Italy to get away from his problems.

Once in Italy, Evan makes fast friends with Tom and Sam, two boisterous Brits seemingly on a mission to drink all the beer in Italy. The three rent a car and head down the coast to a small tourist town on the water. While drinking with the boys, he sees a beautiful woman, but his attempts to get a date with her fail. When the Brits leave for Amsterdam, Evan stays behind and finds a room in exchange for work with an old farmer. He runs into the stunning woman again and manages to get himself a date, and then another, but it soon becomes clear that she has dark secrets that may destroy them both. [Synopsis courtesy of Fantastic Fest]