Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Apr 27 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Apr 27 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2014
Run Time:106 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Damien Chazelle
Cast:Miles Teller
J.K. Simmons
Paul Reiser
Melissa Benoist


“Whiplash” won three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons, Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing. The film was also nominated for Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Adapted Screenplay. Simmons also won a Golden Globe and SAG award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.

Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man's life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.

A journey that can be seen alternately as a descent into madness or an ascent to greatness comes to a crescendo on the biggest platform for Andrew's talents – the unforgiving stage of Carnegie Hall.

“ ‘Whiplash’ didn’t just raise the bar, it electrified the spirits of everyone who saw it!” — Entertainment Weekly

“A work of bravura filmmaking. Anchored by extraordinary performances from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Simmons absolutely dominates every frame of the picture.” — Collider

“ ‘Whiplash’ will have audiences cheering and begging for an encore.” — Examiner.com

“Provocative and emotionally intense. A muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances.” — Salon