I have seen Starry Eyes twice now. The first time was back in March at SXSW and while I immediately connected with the film and liked it very much, I wound up lobbing a few criticisms at it as well. As the months wore on the movie grew in my head, there was just something about this inexpensive indie that had worn its way into me. So much so that, several months later, I asked if I could host the Los Angeles premiere of the film. A second viewing that night not only ameloriated some of the vague concerns I had after the first viewing of the movie, it actually surpassed the version of the film I’d had playing in my head for months after the fact. Starry Eyes isn’t just good… it’s fantastic. That’s not hyperbole. I know some of the people involved and would tell them to their face if I didn’t think it was at least a near classic.
While the trailer I’m including here is old, today’s release of the theatrical/VOD poster for the film is a good excuse to post it on this site for the first time. Starry Eyes comes from the writing/directing team of Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and stars Alex Essoe, Noah Segan, Amanda Fuller and Pat Healy. It was produced by Travis Stevens‘ Snowfort Pictures and hits theaters and VOD on November 14th. Be there. Or be home. But be watching it.