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Synopsis: Four band members tell varying accounts of a night of sex, drugs, and murder before their first big show at a popular music festival.
Genre: Mystery
87 min









You're all I'm not

You're all I see

You're the last thing

That breathe

Before I go to sleep

And I know you're simple

Underneath your skin

I pushed you out

I pulled you in

It's a catastrophe


Don't build

A castle for me

Because I can't be trusted

With anything

Don't make instructions

For me

Because I don't take

Lessons on anything


Bada, da-da-da, da-da-da

Bada, da-da-da, da-da-da


I give it back

But you want more

I call you up

To let you know

I'm face down

On the floor

Don't build a castle

For me

Because I can't be

trusted With anything

Don't make instructions

For me

Because I

don't take Lessons

On anything

Bada, da-da-da, da-da-da

Bada, da-da-da

Da-da-da, da-da

Bada, da-da-da, da-da-da

Bada, da-da-da, da-da-da



I wanna start off

by making it very clear

that I didn't know

any of these girls.

Any of them. I mean, I...

I met them last night,

but I'd never met them

before that.


I read in a crime novel once

that the best way

to question someone

is just to let them

keep talking.

That's what you're doing,

isn't it?

It's totally

what you're doing.

You know what the murder rate is

in Palm Springs, Jackie?

Why would I know that?


Five per...?



That's really good.

That's like a week in L.A.


you think this was a murder?

Tell me about, um...

- Starfoxy.


Okay, uh...

We met in college.

Well, Byron, Travis

and myself did.

About a year ago,

we found Kirk on Craigslist.

I guess our manager thought

we needed to "add keys."

I don't know,

he thought the whole Green Day,

power-guitar thing

was getting stale...

Jump ahead. I don't need

the whole discography.


Like when we got

to the house?

Start in the van.



We left L.A. around 9 a.m.

We took the 74 because we knew

everyone else would take the 10.



Okay. Seriously, Jackie,

what the f***

are we listening to?


Thanks, but I was being

rhetorical, as to imply

why the f*** are we listening

to this sh*t?

Because it's my turn and this

is what I wanna listen to.

You had your turn,

and you made us sit

through Imagine Dragons.

Made you?

Imagine Dragons are awesome.

Imagine Dragons is awesome.

See, Byron agrees.


just correcting your grammar.

Imagine Dragons is terrible.

I thought their first album

was pretty good, so...

Okay, well, this is calming.

We could all use a little calm

right now.

I'll be calm when I'm dead.

This weekend

is about partying, okay?


we should be pre-gaming now.

I wanted to talk to you guys

about that.

Sounds like

we're in trouble.

I think we can all agree

that this weekend

is very important for us.

So let's skip

the festival today

and just go straight

to the house.

Heh. F*** that.

We've got artists' passes,

- and we're gonna use 'em.

- I second that notion.

I third it.

Those badges cost 800 bucks.

That's more money than

I'm gonna spend on anything

in my entire life.

Okay, okay.

We go to the festival

for a couple of hours

and then we get to the house

before sundown.

Then we party.

No, and then we rehearse.

And call me crazy,

but maybe we actually

go to bed at a decent hour

and get some sleep.


if tomorrow goes well,

we're gonna blow up. Huh?

We're gonna have to get used

to playing to sold-out crowds

after all-night sex

and drug binges.

So we might as well start

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Todd Berger

Todd Berger (born April 5, 1979) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and novelist most prominently known for writing, directing, and appearing in the films It's a Disaster, Cover Versions, and The Scenesters. Berger has also appeared as an actor in films such as Southland Tales and on the television shows Parks and Recreation and Maron. Berger also wrote the novel Showdown City, published in 2016 by Diversion Books. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review and called it a "terrific debut novel." Berger is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked for the student television station KVR-TV and wrote and directed the nationally syndicated comedy show Campus Loop.Berger also wrote The Happytime Murders, an upcoming noir-comedy puppet film being directed by Brian Henson and starring Melissa McCarthy, and is currently writing a screenplay for a film adaptation of Where's Waldo. more…

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