Sundance interview: Never Goin’ Back writer/director Augustine Frizzell

Augustine Frizzell’s Sundance photo. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Atheena Frizzell. Comedies can be hard to come by at Sundance. There’s always a Clerks or two but most filmmakers come to Sundance with their serious dramas. Not Augustine Frizzell. Her comedy, Never Goin’ Back, premiered in the Midnight section of Sundance, usually reserved for ultra-violent horror movies. It was good for a late night laugh. Jessie (Camila Morrone) and Angela (Maia Mitchell) are planning a weekend getaway, but a robbery foils their plans and gets them busted for drugs themselves. Frizzell said Never Goin’ Back is based on her life. Frizzell sat down with Monsters and Critics in Park City, at the Grey Goose space on Main Street. After the Sundance buzz, look for Never Goin’ Back later this year. Maia Mitchell and Cami Morrone play fictional versions of Augustine Frizzell and her best friend. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Clay Grier. Monsters and Critics: What were the true elements of Never Goin’ Back? Augustine Frizzell: We did rob a store. We got robbed. The robbery scene with Tony, that actually happened. That was actually the first thing I ever wrote. It was just so […]

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