Spud 2: The Madness Continues
Spud is still marching slowly toward puberty as a sophomore at a South African boarding school. While he's no longer the youngest in school, that's not going to save him from the challenges of growing up. John Cleese returns in this spectacular sequel. Ages 13+
|June 6, 2013||6:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|June 8, 2013||10:30 AM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
At the conclusion of Spud (an audience favorite at SIFF 2011) John "Spud" Milton had survived his first year at a private school in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. But sophomore year isn't going to be a breeze. He and his friends, dubbed the Crazy eight, want to rule the school, but their boarding master, derogatorily named Sparerib, and his prefects, Death Breath and Earthworm, have set into motion a plan to get the Crazy eight expelled. Beyond Spud's possible expulsion, he's having romantic problems with his girlfriend, Mermaid, which leaves the door open for sultry Amanda to vie for his affections. Even his parents are causing problems as they fight though the stress of their privileged white lifestyle in perceived upheaval by the shift away from apartheid in 1991. Amidst all of the madness, The Guv (the always delightful John Cleese) provides a moral center, encouraging Spud's civil disobedience and his personal journey of adolescent discovery. Filled with mischievous activities that only the libidinous adolescent male mind can concoct, Spud 2: The Madness Continues is hilarious, bittersweet, tragic, and real as Spud and his friends take steps toward the possibility of maturity.
Donovan Marsh is a South African filmmaker who directed and wrote the screenplay for Spud (2010) and Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013), based on the novels by John van de Ruit. Marsh has written and directed for television, and his next film, iNumber Number, is in pre-production.
Sponsored in part by Delta Air Lines, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
|Principal Cast:||John Cleese, Jason Cope, Troye Sivan, Alex McGregor, Jeremy Crutchley|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Filmography:||Spud (2010); Dollars and White Pipes (2005)|