Generation Wrecks
Generation Wrecks

Generation Wrecks

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Generation Wrecks

Directed by: Kevin T. Morales

USA, 2021, 112m

Southeast Premiere

Set in 1994, Generation Wrecks follows 11th graders Stacy and Liz, who were best friends until the seventh grade when a mysterious event drove them apart. Stacy joined the popular crowd, and Liz fell in with the freaks and became a goth. After years of antagonizing each other, Stacy is moved to repair the friendship when Liz experiences a family trauma. Featuring supporting turns from Emily Bergl (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Heather Matarazzo (Girl Flu, FFF 2017), and a kick-ass alternative soundtrack featuring The Pixies, Beastie Boys, The Flaming Lips, Blind Melon, Beck, and many more, this John Hughes-esque coming-of-age movie is a unique story based on a homework assignment that director Kevin T. Morales was given when he was a high school student. Told in collaboration with Morales, his daughter/star/co-writer Victoria Leigh (Liz), and her friend actress Bridget McGarry (Stacy), also a star/co-writer, the film is a sweet, funny, and smart teen comedy that provides an authentic and representational voice, while exploring the differences between being a teenager over 25 years ago, in contrast with what younger generations actively experience today.

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