The Suburbans

Director: Doanl Lardner Ward

Institute History

  • 1999 Sundance Film Festival


It’s 1980. The clothes are neon. The hair is BIG. The music is Devo, the Romantics, the Ramones and. . .the Suburbans, who seem destined for superstardom after ther first big hit. Instead they quickly disappear into musical oblivion. Eighteen years later, the group, reunited for a wedding, are approachied by music executive Cate (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who wants them to record an album and make a video. At first Danny (Donal Lardner Ward), Rory (Tony Guma), Mitch (Craig Bierko), and Gil (Will Ferrell) are excited. However, caught between childhood dreams and fears of being vinyl-suited has-beens, the Suburbans may not be ready to recapture their past glory.

Screening Details

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