Played Out | 2019 | 51 mins | HD

Awards & Recognition

—Golden Badger Award, Wisconsin Film Festival
—Official Selection, Driftless Film Festival

Selected Review

Booda (Tim West) is a rapper struggling to live the hip hop lifestyle and promote his new tracks while dealing with parental and spousal responsibilities; Leslie is a single mom trying to find the right way to tell her teenage son she’s quit her job. James (who is in a rock band with Leslie) is trying to juggle eating cold pasta and getting high, with getting home in time to celebrate his kid sister’s birthday.

A day in the life of these quintessential Madisonians forms the loose-limbed, shaggy dog structure of James Runde’s deliciously off-handed and self-assured first feature. If John Cassavetes and Richard Linklater had joined forces and tried to capture the young and restless souls inhabiting Madison’s music scene, they would have been lucky to evince performances as lived-in, and atmospheres as quietly melancholic as Runde does here.

—Ben Reiser, Wisconsin Film Festival

Cinematalk Podcast #3: James Runde
Ben Reiser | UW-Cinemateque | December 13, 2019

WI Film Festival: ‘Played Out’
Christian Memmo | The Daily Cardinal | April 11, 2019

Two strong local movies, ‘Pet Names’ and ‘Played Out,’ play Wisconsin Film Festival
Rob Thomas | The Capitol Times | April 7, 2019

Movies with heart
Michael Muckian | Isthmus | April 4, 2019

Summing up Madison in an hour with James Runde’s “Played Out”
Grant Phipps | Tone Madison | April 1, 2019

From Then to Now: Celebrating Wisconsin Filmmakers
Marissa Sugrue | UW–Madison Division of the Arts | March 19, 2019


November 3, 2019 Driftless Film Festival
October 10, 2019 Madison Public Library Central Branch – Thursday Night Movie Club
April 6, 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival