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Jawline Unclassified 18+

Tennessee teen Austyn Tester chases his version of the American dream one like and live-stream at a time in this eye-opening exploration of today’s influencer culture – this year’s Sundance Film Festival Breakthrough Filmmaker winner.

Sixteen-year-old aspiring social media star Tester doesn’t just want his 15 minutes of fame. He wants a whole lifetime of it, and a new life far away from his current rural existence to go with it. Posting inspirational videos beloved by besotted girls, he’s trying to earn his big break by selling self-empowerment to the masses – but, at a time when everyone has a smartphone and an Instagram feed, it’s a ruthless business.

In her first feature-length documentary, Liza Mandelup trains her astute gaze on monetised and commodified lives, as well as the world’s growing obsession with manufactured authenticity. While remaining empathetic to Tester’s eager plight, the film also delves into the other side, including the successful managers pulling the strings and profiting.

“An engaging, amusing and occasionally jaw-dropping portrait of a world that could hardly be more foreign to most documentary fans.” – The Hollywood Reporter


Read an interview with director Liza Mandelup on our blog.
Guests: Liza Mandelup

Tickets

3231
Mon 05 Aug 6:30 pm [3231]
Jawline (98 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
4341
Wed 07 Aug 9:15 pm [4341]
Jawline (98 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Featured Subject
Austyn Tester
Director
Liza Mandelup
Producers
Bert Hamelinck, Hannah Reyer, Lauren Cioffi, Sacha Ben Harroche
Cinematographer
Noah Collier
Editor
Alex O’Flinn
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Autlook Filmsales

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