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Part of SFFILM Festival


Directed by Jonathan Wysocki

USA | Fiction | 91

10 Apr
Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Victoria Theatre
Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street (between Mission and Capp Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
12 Apr
Sun, Apr 12 at 7:45 pm
The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum


A last party between lifelong theater geek friends before they scatter to college reveals just how much they don’t know about one another in first-time director Jonathan Wysocki’s warm, funny, and ultimately moving coming-of-age dramedy. Gene (Nick Pugliese) frets with coming clean about a long-withheld secret, but he is not the only one hiding something. Set in 1994 in Escondido, CA, the filmmaker’s hometown, among a mixed-gender group that is largely Christian, Dramarama engagingly depicts the jealousy and competition that exists among even the tightest friends but also the love that makes them closer than family. Pugliese and Danielle Kay as Ally are standouts as the most self-aware amongst a quintet of naïve teenagers for whom murder mystery role-playing games and sparkling cider are the height of adult sophistication.

Director Jonathan Wysocki

Like the characters in his debut feature Dramarama, Jonathan Wysocki grew up in Escondido, CA, and devoted his young life to the theater before getting his MFA in film production at UCLA. He’s been a programmer for the Los Angeles Film Festival, a Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs Fellow, and an advisor for Sundance Co//ab. Among his award-winning shorts are The Way Station (2004), Adjust-A-Dream (2014), and A Doll’s Eyes (2016).

Filmmaker Profile


Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Premiere World

Runtime 91

Country USA

Director Jonathan Wysocki

Producer Yue Wang, Jonathan Wysocki

Writer Jonathan Wysocki

Editor Christine Kim

Cinematographer Todd Bell

Music Chanda Dancy

Cast Anna Grace Barlow, Danielle Kay, Megan Suri, Nick Pugliese