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by Melina Gills
February 25, 2014 11:14 AM
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Exclusive: Trailer for Festival Favorite 'Hide Your Smiling Faces'

Premiering to enthusiastic reviews at the Berlin Film Festival (world premiere) and the Tribeca Film Festival (North American premiere), writer-director Daniel Patrick Carbone's debut feature "Hide Your Smiling Faces" is finally coming to theaters on March 28th. This coming-of-age story has been described as a "dreamlike portrait of adolescence unfolding over one hot, hazy summer." In his rave review, The Playlist's Rodrigo Perez writes that the film "skillfully articulates the inexpressible; the weird, beautiful struggle that is life."

The film stars mostly unknown actors, including the talented young newcomers Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, and Thomas Cruz, in addition to Christina Starbuck, Colm O'Leary, and Chris Kies. Watch the trailer below for what appears to be an eerie yet poetic drama of youth that has been compared to Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life."

The recent winner for Best New Director at the 36th Starz Denver Film Festival, "Hide Your Smiling Faces" will also be available on Video on Demand on March 25th.


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  • Greg Sorvig | February 25, 2014 10:31 PMReply

    HYSF also took the $50k Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2013 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis (an Academy Award-qualifying festival within the Narrative Short Film category). We're so glad to see that the film continues to garner recognition and has been picked up by Tribeca Film!