USA – 2014 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SARAH-VIOLET BLISS AND CHARLES ROGERS
A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.
Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliott) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.
The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers – and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper – FORT TILDEN is a hilariously insightful and recognizable look at the consequences of extended adolescence.
NNNN! "a complicated, surprisingly bittersweet comedy."
- NOW Magazine
"never warm, but awfully funny."
- Toronto Star
"not so much about the destination, however, as it is about the journey."
- Globe and Mail
"Imagine if Harold and Kumar had gone to White Castle without managing to get any food, or even without getting high in the first place. That will give you a sense of the problems faced in this day in the life of Harper and Allie"
- National Post
★★★★ "Maybe one of the most quotable films of the year."
- Richard Crouse
"the “Self-involved Brooklyn Millennial” genre is well-trod territory, but Fort Tilden manages to exemplify that genre while also satirizing it.:
"a funny indie comedy featuring reprehensible people."
- Way Too Indie
An interview with Bridey Elliott
- The Georgia Straight
"a witty and frazzled road trip"
- The Georgia Straight
"a hilarious and cringey film" - An interview with Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers
- She Does the City