Fat Kid Rules the World

YA Book Council presents…
673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91101 (map)
What: Discussion and movie screening
Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he’s about to jump in front of a bus, he’s saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy’s father becomes increasingly concerned about his son’s new friendship. The SXSW Audience Award winning film starring Jacob Wysocki (TERRI), Matt O’Leary (NATURAL SELECTION) and Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) in Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut based on the novel by K. L. Going and produced by Whitewater Films.
“Fat Kid Rules The World” – OFFICIAL TRAILER [RED BAND] from Fat Kid on Vimeo.
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