USA – 2006 – 65 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY AARON KATZ
An apathetic seventeen-year old shares a dark secret that causes his aimless new friend to immediately sever ties in director Aaron Katz’s talky teen drama.
Gus spends most of his time relating self-indulgent tales of sexual conquests and drug fueled frenzies to his best friend Bill. Jessica seems to be drifting away from most of her friends, and lately things have gotten so bad that she isn’t even speaking with her one time best-friend Christie.
Every Fourth of July all the kids gather at Brian’s house to drink free beer and watch the fireworks. This year, Gus meets Jessica at the party and tries to pick her up. When she blows off his obvious come-on, Gus tells Jessica a secret that he has never revealed to even his closest of friends.
Aaron Katz was born in rainy Portland, OR. In high school he became interested in film and acting. When he realized that he wasn't a very good actor he decided to go to film school at North Carolina School of the Arts. Immediately after graduation he and two of his college roommates drove a 1963 Chevy Nova from North Carolina to Portland, OR in order to make DANCE PARTY, USA, his first feature. QUIETY CITY, his second feature, premiered at SXSW 2007. Subsequently, QUIETY CITY has had critically praised theatrical runs in several cites, was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, and was featured on several year end top ten lists. Currently Aaron lives in Brooklyn, NY where he is working on a new feature.