UW Cinematheque - Damien Chazelle
Whiplash | USA | 2014 | DCP | 107 min. Director: Damien Chazelle
Friday, February 2, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser A talented, ambitious first year conservatory jazz drumming student (Teller) is taken under the wing of a dictatorial master instructor (Simmons) in this audacious high-wire act of filmmaking. Building off of Chazelle’s short of the same name, Whiplash is an extended drum solo of a movie that employs a virtuosic performance from Simmons and razor sharp editing to grab the viewer’s attention.