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The Rehearsal

Release Date: July 7
Director: Alison Maclean
Cast: James Rolleston, Kerry Fox, Ella Edward, Kieran Charnock

“This is the last place I’d share anything intimate,” mutters William (Charnock), one of the students in the hyper-intensive acting conservatory at the center of the new drama from Jesus’ Son director Maclean, and it gets at the truth of the movie – that in these programs that aim so loftily for openness and honesty, it all still boils down to performance. Little insights like that, which seem told from the inside out, are the main attraction here; its ending doesn’t really work, and the conflicts that lead to it seem cut from the cloth of countless other movies about being young and in love and not terribly sensitive. But there are moments scattered throughout of such keen observation and fine-tuned acting, it plays almost like a documentary.