When the 12-year-old boys in I Declare War get together for a game of capture the flag, there are stringent rules to adhere by. Drafthouse Films has released a red band clip (featuring R-rated language) of the first five minutes, where we meet fearless leader PK (Gage Munroe) and learn these rules before this intense game starts. Directed by Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson, I Declare War is currently available on VOD formats and in select theaters. CLICK HERE to see if this critically-acclaimed film is playing in a theater near you.
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.