Shoplifters of the World

U.S., 91m, DCP

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Screened March 26–April 8, 2021

During the summer of 1987, four friends (Helena Howard, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause, James Bloor) embark on a night of partying to mourn the sudden breakup of the British band The Smiths. At the same time, an impassioned fan (Ellar Coltrane) takes a disc jockey hostage (Joe Manganiello) and forces him to play nothing but Smiths tracks. With the radio station playing as the soundtrack to their night, the friends go on a wild journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever. A RLJE Films release

A film by Stephen Kijak

[A] poignant riff on coming-of-age party films from the 90s (Can’t Hardly Wait and the like) that digs deeper into the collective psyche of teen angst.”

Jared Mobarek, The Film Stage