SUMMER OF ’84

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Director: RKSS – François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Canada/USA | 2018 | 105 minutes

It’s the summer of 1984, the perfect time to be 14 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

After the post-apocalyptic mayhem of their debut feature Turbo Kid, Canadian filmmaking collective RKSS return with a sophomore film that is more grounded in reality but no less effective when it comes to its execution. While it’s steeped in the kind of 80s nostalgia that is ubiquitous right now (thanks in no small part to the breakout success of Stranger Things), Summer of ’84 has a mean streak lurking just beneath the surface that enables it to transcend the retro ephemera to create a deeper, more sinister and unforgettable cinematic experience.

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