In the ’90s, a group of friends in Michigan decided to get serious about film and took to their local public-access studio to capture what were then landmark documents in adolescent hijinks. The show, appropriately called 30 Minutes of Madness, aired 13 episodes composed of visually and, at times, conceptually cohesive comedy skits. However, it eventually met its end, and took with it the film aspirations of most of the cast.
Free to mature under each other’s care in their childhood home in the Pacific Northwest, the sisters have developed their own ways of coping—demure Rachel (Britt Harris) retreats into making music, while Mona (Molly Elizabeth Parker) escapes into performances of wild characters, such as the “Nazi androgynous cabaret dancer,” who wears a 10” strap-on dildo. … read more
In the first feature film written by the comedy genius team Dr. God, Fran Kranz plays Evan, an overworked call center employee who can’t seem to find his way up the corporate ladder. … read more
The doc’s director, Jeremy Royce, deftly illuminates the tensions that arise between the veteran cast members, using footage from the original show to unearth the anxieties that dissolved the group in the first place. … read more