A younger generation of viewers likely know siblings Aly and AJ Michalka from the stints on Disney television, or as the musical duo 78violet, but the sisters have taken a confident step into the world of indie filmmaking with “Weepah Way For Now.” Inspired after watching Richard Linklater‘s “Before Midnight” to try something in a similar spirit, their effort arrives soon at the L.A. Film Festival and today we have an exclusive clip.
Featuring an ensemble cast that includes the Michalkas along with Mimi Rogers, Dan Byrd, Amanda Crew, Madeline Zima, Liam Aiken, Jon Heder, Tyler Labine, Gil Bellows, Ryan Donowho, Gale Harold, Erin Cummings, plus narration by Saoirse Ronan, the story follows musical sisters Elle and Joy, who spend their last week before going on tour visiting friends and preparing for the going away party they intend to host. Their apprehensions about throwing the party is universally validated when their divorced mother and father as well as both of their ex-boyfriends converge on the party, leaving tragedy in the wake of what they had envisioned as a unifying celebration. And in the scene below, you can see how the tension at the party soon boils over.
Directed by Stephen Ringer, “Weepah Way For Now” premieres at LAFF on Tuesday, June 16th.