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Release Date: October 10th, 2014

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 2015

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man's life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Max Kasch, Damon Gupton

Director: Damien Chazelle

Genres: Drama, Music

Production Co: Bold Films, Right of Way Films, Blumhouse

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Intense, Car, House, Sacrifice, Friend, Pursuit, 2010s, Emotional

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Awards

Nominated Best Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)