Join us for the San Francisco International Filmfest!
Showtime is 9.30pm - we'll meet at 9pm at the theater. Meet us for dinner before the show at Pizza Inferno (1800 Fillmore) at 7.30 pm if you'd like to join us for a bite before the show.
Kings of Summer
High school freshman Joe Toy (Nick Robinson) and his sarcastic, widowed father Frank (Nick Offerman) do nothing but fight, while his lifelong best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) has had it up to here with his well-meaning but insanely chipper mom and dad (Megan Mulally and Marc Evan Jackson). Unwilling to spend one more day with such frustrating parents, the boys and eccentric tag-along Biaggio (Moises Arias) retreat to the woods for their summer vacation and build a ramshackle cabin as a declaration of independence, oblivious to the panic their disappearance creates. For three kids used to the creature comforts and instant gratification of suburbia, living off the land poses challenges, but in their determination to create their own Eden, the trio is nothing if not game—at least for a while. Biaggio, with his pitch-perfect timing, deadpan delivery and arsenal of absurd one-liners, is the movie’s comic soul, while Joe Toy is its heart, his impulse to flee the nest early leading to some harsh life lessons as the summer wears on. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and screenwriter Chris Galletta make a memorable joint feature-film debut with this smart, deliriously quirky teen comedy that gets a further boost from its sparkling ensemble, one in which veteran comics like Offerman and Mulally take a backseat to talented newcomers Robinson, Arias and Basso.