The Duplass brothers talk about Do-Deca-Pentathlon, and their (lack of) sibling rivalry

In the new movie from Jay and Mark Duplass, The Do-Deca-Penathlon, two brothers unearth a decades-old challenge that, for unknown reasons, went unfinished. The fictional brothers quickly revert from semi-adults to flailing opponents as they laser-tag it out in a race for childhood glory. But the creative team of brothers behind this film say their relationship couldn't be any less like that of the Do-Deca competitors.

In advance of the movie's opening this Friday, July 6, at the Denver FilmCenter, Jay and Mark Duplass spoke about the real-life inspiration behind The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, how independent filmmaking is a lot like surviving the Vietnam War -- and how brotherhood is like a mutual understanding of prison life.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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