Adam Driver, who’s moved well past being known as the temperamental woodworking behemoth on Girls, and will soon be seen as the antagonist of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is also the founder of the organization Arts in the Armed Forces, which performs theater for troops in the U.S. and abroad. The actor — a former marine — was followed by VICE News on the program’s performance excursions. Accompanying Driver to perform were SNL‘s Sasheer Zamata, OITNB‘s Natasha Lyonne, AITAF artistic director Joanne Tucker, famed playwright Eric Bogosian and Peter Scolari. Watch VICE News’ documentary following the performers.
Closet Monster won Best Canadian Feature at TIFF, but that’s not the only reason you should be excited about the film that just got picked up for a U.S. theatrical release next Summer by Strand. It also features Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster (a casting decision one might assume was inspired by her Sundance series, Green Porno, which saw her imitating animal mating rituals). Beyond that, the film happens to sound (and look, from its trailer, which you can watch over on Indiewire) like a compelling, bizarre and thoughtful coming of age story, following a teenager who witnessed a gay bashing as a child, and who’s now working out his own sexuality.