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The Plagiarists

August 30 - September 2, 2019

The Plagiarists

(Dir. Peter Parlow, 2019)

Los Angeles premiere!
Co-writer-editor-cinematographer James N. Kienitz Wilkins in person!






Ahrya Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90211

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When  a young white couple’s car breaks down after a weekend getaway, they’re  helped by an older black man who inspires them with his creative  wisdom. When they discover six months later that the words he spoke  might not be his own, they’re horrified, fixating on his “crime” while  forced to confront the originality of their own lives.

Written by James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Robin Schavoir, The Plagiarists is a dramatic comedy about the clash of money and culture, reality and  desire, race and identity. It’s a social satire about who has the  privilege to say what in today’s world. (KimStim)


- Friday, August 30: 7:30pm––Q&A w/ James N. Kienitz Wilkins, moderated by critic Carson Lund
- Saturday, August 31: 5:15pm & 7:30pm––Q&As w/ James N. Kienitz  Wilkins, moderated by author and filmmaker Brandon Harris (5:15pm) and  artist and actress Nour Mobarak (7:30pm)

- Sunday, September 1: 5:15pm & 7:30pm
- Monday, September 2: 3:00pm & 5:15pm

A lo-fi original... Impishly sophisticated.

- Jessica Kiang, Variety

Upends indie tropes... Genuinely engrossing writing and acting.

- Carson Lund, Slant Magazine

Biting and destabilizing... Never cedes the prickly concepts that undermine its drama.

- Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook

A  social and philosophical investigation disguised as a gleefully barbed  satire... deserves to be the summer’s art house conversation starter.

- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

A  conceptually baroque homage to the very films and filmmakers it is  taking the piss out of... the provocations of [the] script and Wilkins’  uncanny editing structure are inextricably bound up in its pleasures.

- Dan Sullivan, Cinema Scope

(Available to download after screening date)

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