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16 Ratings


Directed by Nathan Silver
United States, 2015
Short, Comedy


May 1992. During filmmaker Nathan Silver’s 9th birthday party, chaos erupts as he attempts to make a film based on the L.A. riots in his backyard. Nathan both directs and acts in the film, as his father captures the action on video.

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Riot Directed by Nathan Silver

Critics reviews

[Silver’s] mother Cindy, a frequent presence in his films, seems remarkably chill about letting her son play with cap pistols and a very real-looking cigarette, but finally has enough, while her father makes the inevitable America’s Funniest Home Videos reference… The film also works as a meditation on traumatic current events as filtered into the relative safety (and surreal confusion) of a middle-class childhood.
September 28, 2015
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