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Directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers look to take some jabs at millennials in their debut feature “Fort Tilden,” showing how absurd the iPhone- and iced coffee-filled lives of post-adolescents can be. The SXSW winner is heavy on the iced coffee in this clip, as Allie and Harper, played by Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott, are shocked to find that not everyone knows how coffee and ice are a natural pairing.
The official synopsis reads: “Fort Tilden — New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Elliott) 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 fixed-gear bicycles 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.”
“Fort Tilden” opens day and date on August 14. Check out the exclusive clip above.