20 Years of Madness

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Bijou by the Bay Thu, Jul 30, 2015 9:00 PM
Chris & Jim Corgel
Old Town Playhouse Sun, Aug 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Michael & Jamie Antonich
Film Info
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:90 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:www.20yearsofmadness.com
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jerry White Jr.
Joe Hornacek
John Ryan
Jesus Rivera
Matt Zaleski
Susan Pipper
Director:Jeremy Royce
Produced by:Jeremy Royce
Jerry White Jr.
Kaveh Taherian
Cinematography:Will Jobe
Jeremy Royce
Editing By:Jeremy Royce
Music By:Samuel Jones
Alexis Marsh


In mid-90s Detroit, a motley crew of young skaters, goths, punks, and other self-described “weirdos” created an anarchic sketch show that aired on public access television, called “30 Minutes of Madness.” A local cult hit, everyone involved was sure this real life “Wayne’s World” was their entree to a big time career on MTV or Comedy Central-but then, reality got in the way. Now, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the gang returns to their Michigan hometown in an attempt to rediscover the creative mojo that once provided such an exhilarating outlet. But with their lives in various states of disarray-some have struggled with mental illness and drug addiction, others with jail time and homelessness-the journey to get the band back together takes on unexpected emotional weight and poignancy as the heartbreak of teenage ambition meets middleaged disappointment. With its bittersweet playfulness, this wistful story of creativity and purpose will ring true with anyone who remembers what the world looked like through the eyes of youth. In Person: Director Jeremy Royce, Producer and Subject Jerry White Jr., and “30 Minutes” Cast Members.

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