Starred Up

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Press Contacts

Tribeca Film
Tammie Rosen, 212-941-2003, trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
Brandon Rohwer, 212-941-2038, brohwer@tribecafilm.com

ID PR
Claire Kelleher Colletti, 646-723-3820, ccolletti@ID-PR.com
Allie Willensky, 323-822-4826, awillensky@ID-PR.com

Production Information

Release Date

VOD: Available on iTunes & VOD: August 26, 2014
Theatrical: Select theatrical release beginning: August 27, 2014
New York: IFC Center - August 27, 2014
New York: Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center - August 27, 2014
Montreal: Phi Centre - opens August 29, 2014
Los Angeles: Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood - September 5, 2014
Philadelphia: PFS at Roxy Theater - Spetember 5, 2014
Seattle: SIFF Cinema - September 5, 2014
Chicago: Facets Cinematheque - September 5, 2014
Portland: Cinema 21 - September 12, 2014
Denver: Sie Film Center - September 12, 2014
Phoenix: Valley Art - September 12, 2014
Atlanta: Plaza Theater - September 12, 2014
Spokane: Magic Lantern - September 12, 2014
Lake Worth, TX: Lake Worth, Playhouse - September 12, 2014
Santa Barbara: Plaza del Oro - September 17, 2014
Washington: AFI Silver - September 19, 2014
Eugene, OR: Metro Theater - September 19, 2014
San Francisco: Roxie - September 26, 2014
New Orleans: Zeitgeist - September 26, 2014
Santa Fe: Jean Cocteau - September 26, 2014
Winston-Salem: A/perature Cinema - October 10, 2014
Rockland, ME: Strand Theater - October 17, 2014
Peoria, IL: The Landmark - October 17, 2014
Lincoln, NE: Ross Film Theater - October 24, 2014
Williamsburg, VA: Kimball Theater - November 4, 2014

Director
David Mackenzie
Screenwriter
Jonathan Asser
Producer(s)
Gillian Berrie
Cast
Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn, Sian Breckin, David Ajala
Runtime
106 minutes

Synopsis

19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell, star of the upcoming UNBROKEN), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend, "Homeland"), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars, and the most accomplished film of David Mackenzie's career; as father and son, Mendelsohn and O'Connell give extraordinary performances, charting a path that resembles Greek tragedy.

Film Stills

Jack O’Connell in Starred Up distributed by Tribeca Film.

Jack O’Connell and Rupert Friend in Starred Up distributed by Tribeca Film.

Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn in Starred Up distributed by Tribeca Film.

Jack O’Connell in Starred Up distributed by Tribeca Film.

David Ajala and Jack O’Connell in Starred Up distributed by Tribeca Film.

Ben Mendelsohn in Starred Up distributed by Tribeca Film.