The early 1990s in a US suburb. Two teenagers and their parents are being questioned by police. Their statements reveal a series of memories – and the circumstances of a tragic crime. Jack, one of those being questioned, was living with his single Mum and had difficulty finding friends. That changed when she met a new boyfriend and Jack got to know his son Mark. Jack and Mark were like brothers. Two outsiders who’d found each other. The duo became a trio when classmate Sarah joined them. They skipped school, got high and skirted the question of whether what they had was more than just a friendship. As You Are is a cleverly constructed coming-of-age drama whose title refers to the Nirvana song Come as you are.
Miles Joris-Peyrafitte made music videos for artists like My Goodness, Eric Slick and Skinnybones. He graduated from Bard College in New York, where he worked with Kelly Reichardt and So Yong Kim on his short film As a Friend (2014). As You Are is his debut feature.
As You Are
Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Madison Harrison
Charlie Heaton, Owen Campbell, Amandla Stenberg, Mary Stuart Masterson, Scott Cohen, John Scurti
Brent Stiefel, Sean Patrick Burke, Joseph Mastantuono, Justin Lothrop
Patrick Higgins, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
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