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A priggish dean's assistant at the local university spearheads an investigation into a possible satanic cabal in the ethnomusicology department; meanwhile his weepy, maudlin girlfriend Brownie becomes the victim of several freak accidents after cheating on him with a mysterious sweetheart. Crimes Against Humanity is a nihilistic romp through gossipy academic parties, boozy-stake outs and surreal bedtime stories.

"Delightfully mean-spirited...a marvelous pastiche of the private-eye movie" - Orlando Weekly

"Rose and co-writer Halle Butler are masters of wry humor, delighting in their characters’ self-pity, casual dishonesty and cruelty. Mike Lopez and Lyra Hill are beyond perfect in the lead roles, generating spark showers of subtextual resentment in their scenes together." - Paul Sbrizzi, Slamdance Film Festival

"Recalls the fiction of Thomas Pynchon in its mix of conspiracy plots, academic references, and loopy humor...Rose creates a distinct, propulsive rhythm for the comic dialogue.” - Chicago Reader

“Star Lyra Hill's wide-eyed, increasingly mangled deadpan gaze is worthy of a silent comedy all its own.” - Chicago Tribune

OFFICIAL SELECTION - SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2014
BEST FEATURE - BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2014
SPECIAL JURY AWARD (best ensemble cast) - FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION - WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION - CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2014

2014 - 77 Minutes
Starring Mike Lopez, Lyra Hill and Ted Tremper
Written by Halle Butler & Jerzy Rose
Directed by Jerzy Rose

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