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Run Time: 100 minutes
Michael’s having a hard time moving on after his high-school-turned-college girlfriend dumped him and headed to New York. Despite graduating, he remains on campus as the late night shuttle driver. Carting wasted students from their dorms to parties and back again—praying he won’t have to clean up after anyone—Michael refers to his shift as the “drunk bus.” While his photojournalism degree collects dust, the days run together in a monotonous and lonely loop—until he meets Pineapple, that is. Pineapple, a hulking punk and proud Samoan with face tattoos, is assigned as bus security when Michael is bullied by belligerent frat boys. The disparate pair become fast friends as Pineapple tries to give Michael the kick in the ass he needs to quit driving in circles. In an attempt to break up the insipid drive, the two make increasingly poor, but exciting, decisions. A charming coming-of-age comedy, DRUNK BUS understands the uncertainty of second adolescence and that, in order to head in a different direction, sometimes you have to make a wrong turn. — D.O.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:40 PM ET
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:45 PM ET
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:45 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
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