While we didn’t fall head over heels for “Ceremony,” there is much promise to be found in Max Winkler‘s debut feature.
The film boasts a scene-stealing supporting cast including an excellent Lee Pace, a terrific Jake Johnson and a solid Reece Thompson, as Sam’s best and put-upon friend Marshall, as well as a solid lead turn by Michael Angarano. It also features a great classic rock soundtrack and a Paul Simon song recorded by Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig (Eric Johnson from The Fruit Bats wrote the score). Winkler’s debut might be influenced and indebted to others, but it does display some incredibly adept and assured filmmaking (this does not seem like a first feature). A new batch of stills (Direct Previews via ONTD) give a taste of the film to come; perhaps a trailer will soon be on the way?
We do urge you to check it out if you can. It hits VOD on March 4th and heads to theaters on April 8th.