Part of SFFILM Festival
Groove: 20th Anniversary Screening
Real life DJs Polywog, Forest Green, and John Digweed lend verisimilitude to this pulsing snapshot of San Francisco rave culture at the turn of the century. A disused SOMA warehouse transforms into an orgiastic gathering of youth moving as an ecstatic one to the throbbing beat. And while sad-sack tech writer David’s (Hamish Linklater, in his debut) mood soars when he meets wry Leyla, his brother Colin’s night takes a surprising turn. This 20th-anniversary screening is a blast to the past of a groovin’, free-spirited era.
“Greg Harrison, in his first feature, wins you over with his open-eyed rave romanticism. The movie has a great beat, and you can just about dance while watching it.” –Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Groove, Greg Harrison’s debut feature, received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature – Under $500,000). Among his other works are the documentaries Amy Grant: Building the House of Love (1994) and Naked Songs: The Life & Times of Rickie Lee Jones (1996), as well as a second narrative feature, November (Festival 2005).
Director Greg Harrison
Producer Greg Harrison, Danielle Renfrew
Writer Greg Harrison
Editor Greg Harrison
Cinematographer Matthew Irving
Music D.E. Levison
Cast Hamish Linklater, Lola Glaudini, Denny Kirkwood