Whiplash (JK Simmons) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Josh Richmond, Sara Stretton and Demetri Panos discuss Whiplash, which is a 2014 American musical drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons). It also stars Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, and Kavita Patil. The film premiered in-competition in the US Dramatic Category at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 2014, as the opening film of the festival. Shortly after the film’s premiere screening, Sony Pictures Worldwide acquired the international distribution rights.