Ham on Rye
Director: Tyler Taormina Run Time: 85 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2019
Starring: Haley Bodell, Cole Devine, Audrey Boos, Gabriella Herrera, Luke Darga, Sam Hernandez
Ham on Rye, a coming-of-age comedy centered on the nervous excitement of youth and the strange horror of entering adulthood, uses an expansive ensemble of over one hundred performers, including non-actors, musicians, 90’s Nickelodeon child stars and more, to explore a suburban community’s relationship with a prom-like ritual and the decay of the human spirit. It begins with the crowd-pleasing spirit of a John Hughes movie and fades slowly into an off-kilter dystopia with the energy of Dazed and Confused.