Necktie Youth at Tribeca Film Festival
Feature Film Program
21.50

Friday Apr 17, 2015
6:45PM - FRI 4/17BOW TIE CINEMAS CHELSEA 5
3:00PM - SAT 4/18REGAL CINEMAS BATTERY PARK 11-6
9:15PM - MON 4/20BOW TIE CINEMAS CHELSEA 4
3:45PM - THU 4/23BOW TIE CINEMAS CHELSEA 5

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North American Premiere. Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophizing in their privileged Johannesburg neighborhood, ill-equipped to handle a tragedy that has interrupted the hollowness of their daily lives.


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Necktie Youth (Sibs Shongwe-La Mer | South Africa | 105 min.)
Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophizing in their privileged Johannesburg neighborhood. Gorgeously shot using rich black-and-white photography, the story is anchored by the live-streamed suicide of their friend Emily. Jabz and September are ill equipped to handle the tragedy that interrupts the hollowness of their daily lives.

A first-time director, 23-year-old Sibs Shongwe-La Mer depicts a raw, unique, and captivating post-apartheid Johannesburg. Facing adulthood and forced to confront a changing society today’s disaffected youth ultimately confronts a hard truth that can’t be ignored.

—Deborah Rudolph, Tribeca Film Festival

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