Damon Maulucci and Keir Politz‘s Detonator (not to be confused with Wesley Snipes‘ The Detonator), somehow slipped through the cracks when we did our Film Fest preview this year, but we’re here now to fix that. Politz’s day job is teaching screenwriting at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Cinema Studies and Temple University, but along with Malucci he wrote, produced, and directed Detonator. The film tells the story of Sully, the former front man of a prominent Philly punk band, as he “struggles for a new identity after moving into an affordable rental outside of Philadelphia with Karen and their 5-year-old son.” Soon, his former band-mate returns, and from there, the two experience a long night, in which “Sully must negotiate a gauntlet of revenge and deceit in order to get back home.” The film already received some great press for its first screening, and there is another one coming up this Sunday night.
The film was scored by The Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum, who played with fellow Dead Milkman Dead Sabatino and Hugh Hamilton on the films’s songs. And that trio will perform this coming Sunday at the Barbary at a pre-screening party for the film, which is screening that night at 10:15PM at Ritz East. More information on the film can be found here, and if you can’t make the screening, the film will be available on Comcast Xfinity On Demand for the month of November.