no alternative

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NO ALTERNATIVE: A Feature Film

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Please contribute through Indiegogo here: http://igg.me/at/noalternative Based on the celebrated novel by author and filmmaker William Dickerson, "No Alternative" is an explosive teen drama that confronts mental illness while blasting open world of suburban American teenagers in the early 90’s. LOGLINE Thomas Harrison (17) is determined to start his own Grunge band, an obsession that blinds him to what’s either the mental collapse, or eruption of musical genius, of his younger sister, Bridget (15). Bridget boldly rejects her brother’s music, and the music of an entire generation of slackers, by taking on the persona of a Gangsta’ Rapper named “Bri Da B.” What "Dazed and Confused "did for 70’s movie-going nostalgia, "No Alternative "will do for 90’s movie-going nostalgia. PRAISE FOR THE NOVEL • “A sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in ‘90s music. The cool, casual tone results in knockout diagnoses of the ‘90s teenage condition: ‘You feel older as a teenager than you will ever feel in your entire life.’” -Kirkus Reviews • “The novel—with its clear-eyed glimpse into the lives of a troubled family— satisfies.” -Publishers Weekly • “A five star read, especially for Generation X.” -Versatile Book Reviews • “'No Alternative' is a beautifully written character study, using both the early/mid-90s music landscape and cultural climate as mirrors to thoroughly human experiences.” -Independent Publisher • “Pungent insights and quotable dialogue abound in this novel, which, in the end, movingly dramatizes the ability of art to transcend death and other human tragedies.” -Indie Reader DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY William Dickerson is an award-winning filmmaker and author. His debut feature film "Detour," which he wrote and directed, was hailed as an "Underground Hit" by The Village Voice, an "emotional and psychological roller-coaster ride" by The Examiner, and nothing short of "authentic" by The New York Times. He self-released his metafictional satire, "The Mirror," which opened YoFi Fest's inaugural film festival in 2013, and recently completed his third feature film, "Don't Look Back." His first book, "No Alternative," was declared, "a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in '90s music" by Kirkus Reviews. His latest book, "DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film (or any film, for that matter)" is available now. Website: http://williamdickersonfilmmaker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/NoAltFilm Facebook: http://facebook.com/noaltfilm