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Release Date: March 28th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Tommy (Ryan Jones) and Eric (Nathan Varnson) spend their summer days having fun until death enters their lives.

Cast: Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary, Thomas Cruz, Christina Starbuck, Chris Kies

Director: Daniel Carbone

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Tribeca Film

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Carbone's script doesn't tell a story so much as watch the fluctuations in emotional energy here, quietly observing activities both directly and indirectly related to the loss. As a director he's patient but never sluggish, taking time to appreciate the still landscapes his characters move through. show more

  • 80

    Hide Your Smiling Faces is a striking companion piece to "It Felt Like Love," another recent coming-of-age story, this time about two young girls, from a first-time director. Hide Your Smiling Faces is not as dark as "It Felt Like Love," but like last year's "Sun Don't Shine," the films share a strong sense for the sinister, for how flirtations with new experiences, with excitement, carry a nerve-racking risk of disaster. show more

  • The landscape is a definitive presence throughout the film, which has almost no music and very little dialogue. The film is short (approximately 80 minutes) and maintains a good sense of dread throughout. show more

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