Whiplash – Omak Film Festival – Sun Feb 22 – Wed Feb 25

Whiplash Omak Film FestivalWhiplash is the second film in the line-up of the 12th annual Omak Film Festival playing Sunday Feb 22 through Wednesday Feb 25 at the Mirage. Whiplash is rated R and runs 106 minutes. Showtimes: Sun Feb 22 – 2:30 (matinee price) & 6:30 *|* Mon Feb 23, Tues Feb 24, Wed Feb 25 – 6:30

See the full Omak Film Festival line-up here.

Rotten Tomatoes writes about Whiplash:

“Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school.”

ABC Oscar News reports:

“Whiplash, starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and Paul Reiser is an Oscar nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 4 other Oscar nominations for Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Writing – Adapted Screenplay, and Actor in a Supporting Role.”

New York Times critic A.O. Scott’s take on Whiplash:

“The world worships excellence and runs on mediocrity. Most of us are fated to dwell in the fat middle of the bell curve, admiring and envying those who stake out territory in the higher realms of achievement. There is a wide gulf between doing your best at something and being the best at it, a discrepancy in expended effort and anticipated reward that is the subject of “Whiplash,” Damien Chazelle’s thrilling second feature.”

Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com opines:

“Whiplash is cinematic adrenalin. In an era when so many films feel more refined by focus groups or marketing managers, it is a deeply personal and vibrantly alive drama. Damien Chazelle has taken a relatively staid subject like the relationship between a music student and his teacher and turned it into a thriller built on a brilliant undercurrent of social commentary about what it takes to make it in an increasingly competitive and cutthroat world.”

See the full Omak Film Festival line-up here.

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