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SYNOPSIS: Hippo, a peculiar adolescent, and his Hungarian step-sister Buttercup struggle to come of age in late 1990s America, under the roof of a mother who has been institutionalized at least once.
RATINGS GUIDE: Violence, Strong Language, Adult Content
DIRECTOR: Mark H. Rapaport
CAST: Kimball Farley, Lilla Kizlinger, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts, Jesse Pimentel
GENRE: Comedy, Fantasy, The Beyond
PREMIERE STATUS: USA Premiere
SCREENING DATE: Saturday, Oct. 28th @ 5:00 PM
DIRECTOR’S BIO: Mark is a writer/director/producer and the founder of Kinematics. He has produced four feature films to date, including THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST—which won Best First Feature at the 71st Berlinale before being released theatrically by Utopia. Mark’s short film, ANDRONICUS, premiered at Fantasia in 2021. HIPPO, Mark’s directorial feature debut, world premiered in competition at Fantasia in 2023.
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