It’s been more than a year since it snagged the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, but Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ millennial indie “Fort Tilden” is finally gearing up for a theatrical release.
“Fort Tilden” drew passionate responses from critics for its distinct humor and worldview, and fared well on the festival circuit last year, with an additional prize-winning run at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, but it was only in March that Orion Releasing acquired distribution rights to the film, which is now set for an August release.
The official synopsis reads as follows: “Amidst quarter-life crises, Allie struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their bikes and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.”
Despite its long road to commercial release, “Fort Tilden” looks to be a raucously strange and uncompromising look at young adulthood. Check out the trailer above.