Tyler (Jason Mitchell) discovers he is the lone black man at a secluded weekend getaway of drunken bro debauchery, which begins on the eve of Trump's inauguration no less, and wants nothing more than to get out in the latest nerve-wracking cringe comedy from Sebastián Silva.
"A fast and lean film, an absolute workout for its outstanding cast and a devilish roller coaster ride for audiences." - Vanity Fair
Director Sebastian Silva (Nasty Baby, Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus) returns with an at-times comedic thriller about Tyler, a man whose world starts spiraling out of control when he realizes he's the only black person attending a weekend cabin getaway; what should be a fun birthday trip turns into an uncomfortable series of misunderstandings and foibles. Tyler, played with intense sincerity by Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), works tirelessly to fit in with the rest of the gang, but always seems to miss the mark. But as the alcohol and testosterone flows, everyone's true natures arrive at the party. The film masterfully creates a portrait of racial alienation by projecting tensions a la Get Out, but set in a hyper-realistic setting that causes you to cringe while waiting for the worst. With a cast of stellar performances from Christopher Abbott ("Girls," James White), Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and Michael Cera—who act as Tyler's friends—Tyrel is a smart and provocative story built to stir conversation around the current American political climate of otherness.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Sebastian Silva is a Chilean director, actor, screenwriter, painter, and musician. He graduated from Escuela de Cine de Chile and studied animation in Canada before journeying to Hollywood to showcase his illustrations. After a frustrating time in Los Angeles, he continued recording albums and was picked up by a British label called Sonic360. While in New York displaying his second work of art, Sliva began writing the script for his feature film Life Kills Me (2007), which was later presented through the Global Film Initiative and Global Lens series.
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- Director: Sebastian Silva
- Principal Cast: Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, Caleb Landry Jones, Ann Dowd
- Premiere Status: Seattle
- Country: USA
- Year: 2018
- Running Time: 86 minutes
- Producer: Jacob Wasserman, Max Born, Sebastian Silva, Gigi Graff, Carlos Zozaya
- Screenplay: Sebastian Silva
- Cinematographers: Alexis Zabe
- Editors: Sofia Subercaseaux, Jennifer Lame
- Music: Chris Swanson
- Filmography: Nasty Baby (2015); Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013); Magic Magic (2013); Old Cats (2010); The Maid (2009); La Vida me Mata (2007)
- Language: English
- Format: DCP
- International Sales: UTA