One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was director Kevin Asch’s Holy Rollers. Inspired by actual events, Holy Rollers stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckase, and Ari Graynor and it’s about some Hasidic Jews that were recruited to smuggle ecstasy into New York City from Amsterdam in the late 90′s.
I saw the film at Sundance and while it didn’t do anything we haven’t seen before, Jesse Eisenberg showcased his considerable acting skills and demonstrated why he’s constantly working. Also, while a million coming of age stories have been made, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one that takes place in a Hasidic Jewish community in New York City. Points for that.
Anyway, I was able to participate in an interview with the cast and Director Kevin Asch at the Festival, and after the jump you can watch the conversation. If you’re curious about Holy Rollers, take a look: