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8 October 2007: Rocket Science

Posted by Christina on March 7, 2009

rocketscience-poster-big1This was another great treat from the FVC as we were able to have the filmmaker, Jeffrey Blitz, there with us for a Q&A after the film.

New University Newspaper: Rocket Science

Rocket Science
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 41, Issue 3 | Oct 08 2007

In his sophomore directorial effort, filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz takes his chances with the fictional narrative ‘Rocket Science,’ putting his skills as a documentarian temporarily aside.

Blitz’s debut film, the 2002 Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Spellbound,’ delved into the competitive world of high school spelling bees. Now, having written several episodes of ‘The Office’ and with a couple more commercial credits under his belt, he’s finally brought ‘Rocket Science’ to fruition.

With echoes of the John Hughes films that defined the youth of the 1980s and 1990s and a cast reminiscent of the rotating regulars in the Brat Pack, ‘Rocket Science’ tries to make sense of love, betrayal and adolescence one syllable at a time.

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