URFrenz Screening at FFF2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

URFrenz, director Jeff Phillips Starring Lily Holleman, Gayla Goehl, and Najarra Townsend, urFrenz is a feauture-length drama that convincingly reflects the all-too-real downside and functionality of social networking sites and their impact on teens, families, and society. Director Jeff Phillips teams up with producer Jana Winternitz to re-create the chaotic and often silent world of cyber-bullying. When lonely young Catharine (Holleman) thoughtlessly posts a rumor about an old friend (Townsend) on the fictional social networking site UrFrenz, it starts the ball rolling on a catastrophic spiral into the dark side of cyber-bullying and social pressures that teens face every day, both online and at school. urFrenz highlights the relationships between parents and children, demonstrating through a series of escalating events the digital generation gap and the harsh realities of online socialization for teens.

  • Screenings: Slamdance Film Festival, Method Fest Film Festival
  • Trailer: youtube
  • Links: myspace
  • See in in Flagstaff:  Tuesday, August 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM
  • Tasty Tidbit: "... what makes UrFrenz really special isn't educational, but emotional: The waifish, underfed Catharine is oftentimes the picture of teen misery, and young Holleman makes her not just sympathetic but iconic [read full review from Variety]


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