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quietearth [Film Festival 01.26.08] movie news comedy noir

Peter Sciretta over at Slashfilm called this "one of the most interesting films I’ve seen in the last couple years." Set inside a catholic school in some unknown timeperiod, it's a noir mystery with a comedy tip about stolen SAT scores, drugs, and supposedly has great dialog. It's been compared to Brick which is a seriously tall order considering many younger cinephiles consider it to be a singular masterpiece. Read on for more of a synopsis with a link to 5 clips!

"A homage to "Chinatown" set in a Catholic high school, Assassination of a High School President is a witty film noir replete with surprising twists and duplicitous characters from first-time feature director Brett Simon. The film focuses on a bullied school newspaper reporter named Bobby (Reece Thompson, Rocket Science) investigating the theft of the school's SAT exams. Also tangled in the web of conspiracy is the most beautiful but devious girl in school (Mischa Barton), the long-insane principal (Bruce Willis) and a host of other darkly comedic characters played by Michael Rappaport, Kathryn Morris, and Melonie Diaz."

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