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“The Spectacular Now” Premeires at Sundance TONIGHT


Hooray! Athens' own James Ponsoldt is premiering his film The Spectacular Now tonight at the Sundance Film Festival. This film was shot 100% in Athens Georgia and we couldn't be more proud and grateful for the experience. 

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And check out the amazing buzz the film has created!!

IndieWire's top 25 Most Anticipated Films >>

ABCs Top 10 Movies to See at Sundance >> and Twitch's Top 20 >> and Fandango's 10 Most Buzzed About >>

James on the list of 5 Sundance Directors to Watch >> 

Star Miles Teller on the list of 5 Actors to Watch >> and Huffington Post's 5 Faces to Watch at Sundance >>

See a few photos here >>


2012, 95 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Dramatic
Sutter Keely lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified 7UP cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets... »

About the Director
James Ponsoldt was raised in Athens, Georgia, and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Film. His first feature, Off the Black, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film  

Cast and Credits
Director: James Ponsoldt
Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the novel by Tim Tharp
Executive Producers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber, Matthew Medlin, Marc Shmuger
Producers: Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren, Michelle Krumm
Coproducers: Billy Rosenberg, Dan Cohen
Cinematographer: Jess Hall
Editor: Darrin Navarro
Composer: Rob Simonsen
Principal Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler
Contact: Kelly Byke / Strategy PR / / 323-206-5041

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