Jonah Hill‘s directorial debut, Mid90s, premiered this month at the Toronto Film Festival. The film follows an LA teen skater (played by real-life LA teen skater Sunny Suljic) as he gets up to all that mid-’90s business that older skaters have fond memories of. The current wave of ’90s nostalgia is cresting right at the perfect time for Hill’s film, and with the added marquee name recognition at the helm this will with any luck be this generation’s KIDS (itself a critically acclaimed mid-’90s film following similar themes).
Hill was interviewed by NPR’s “Morning Edition” (a rite of passage for buzzy filmmakers) about the role that skateboarding plays in his life, and why it was so important for him to faithfully represent the culture with his film.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, the Arclight Hollywood is doing special Q&A screenings of Mid90s with the cast AND director for three days straight. (Cowabunga, dude!) Visit the film’s official page for additional info.