Annie Baker; dir: Rebecca Remaly.
West Coast Premiere
In the town of Shirley, hanging out by the dumpster behind the coffee shop, two young men meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms, and Bukowski. When a teenage employee asks them to relocate, they find the disciple they’ve been waiting for. A beat-tinged, psychotropic journey, Annie Baker’s The Aliens is a funny and heartening look at friendship, ritual, and small town New England.