Drafthouse Films: I DECLARE WAR
Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.
"Vividly captures a point in time as a kid where everything was important, even the imaginary things." -MTV Geek
"Forget HUNGER GAMES… I DECLARE WAR may be the best child combat film ever." - Renn Brown, CHUD
"Humor and hurt feelings collide in entertaining teen adventure" - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter