Lonely college freshman Alex (writer/director Cooper Raiff) has closed himself off from his peers, who all appear to have this whole "college thing" figured out. Alex's family is 1500 miles away and all he can think about is getting back to them. Everything changes one night when Alex takes a leap and attends a party at Shithouse, where he forges a strong connection with Maggie (Dylan Gelula, FIRST GIRL I LOVED). When she ignores him the next day and seems to have forgotten about their amazing night, Alex feels desperate for things to go back to how they were before.

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Cooper Raiff



Director: Cooper Raiff
Producer: Will Youmans, Divi Crockett
Screenwriter: Cooper Raiff
Cinematographer: Rachel Klein
Editor: Cooper Raiff, Autumn Dea
Production Designer: Teddy Padilla
Sound Designer: James Devore
Music: Jack Kraus
Principal Cast: Dylan Gelula, Cooper Raiff, Amy Landecker, Logan Miller
Additional Credits: AD: Ishmel Muhammad, AC: Tim Toda, Gaffer/grip: Conor Soules, Jake Reardon, Boom operator: Will Harrell


Public Film Contact
Cooper Raiff
CMR Productions
Publicity Contact
Caitlin Hughes
Sales Agent
Jessica Lacy/ICM Partners
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 99 mins