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POSER Trailer: Slow-Burn Underground Music Thriller

If there’s one indie to be on the lookout for early this summer, it’s Noah Dixon and Ori Segev’s psychodrama, Poser. Their directorial debut was one of the most exciting lineups in last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it was praised, especially for its daring and strong performance by breakout star Sylvia Mix. Set in Columbus, Ohio’s underground music scene, it follows a girl who starts a podcast to get close to her local music icons, only to get sucked into a web of lies, manipulation, and obsession. Oscilloscope Laboratories has it set for a June theatrical release.

Here is the official synopsis:

Wallflower Lennon Gates (Sylvie Mix) yearns for access to the inner sanctum of the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio. When she creates a podcast to interview the local artists she adores, Lennon discovers her own musical ambitions, develops a fast friendship with the striking, confident performer Bobbi Kitten (playing herself), and in the process creates an identity not wholly her own. Soon, Lennon’s aspirations, with some constructive coaxing from Bobbi to find her voice, lead her down a path of dark obsession.

In their 2021 Tribeca Film Festival review, HtN said, “Poser shies away from common psychological-thriller norms to create something fresh. In their feature debut, Dixon and Segev create a captivating and unique tale of the indie music scene… We are immersed in the journey of a detached, uninspired antihero trying to become part of a world that is out of her reach… Electrifying breakout performances by Mix and Kitten help turn Poser into a stimulating watch.”

Watch the new trailer below:

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