Billy Bates (2014)

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From director Jennifer DeLia and producer Julie Pacino, BILLY BATES is an absorbing portrait of a troubled artist who seeks solace in lover, Kaia (Savannah Welch), a beautiful singer. The two navigate his mind-bending reality through a cacophony of voices, music, memories, underground parties, and a psychotic break. Throughout this kaleidoscopic journey, Billy (James Wirt) creates his body of work and is coined "the Warhol of his generation." (C) Quad
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Cast

James Wirt
as Billy Bates
Heidi Hite
as The Girl
Rick Sparks
as Gallery Curator
Jamie Wilson
as The Trishas
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Critic Reviews for Billy Bates

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Several scenes are in danger of being unintentionally comic.

Full Review… | December 4, 2014
New York Times
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Despite proving thoroughly ridiculous, it remains an unabashedly self-serious film

Full Review… | November 25, 2014
Village Voice
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In the joyless, experimental Billy Bates, writer-director Jennifer DeLia tackles the many miseries of the artistic process to insufferable effect.

Full Review… | December 3, 2014
Film Journal International

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