FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
USA | 2019 | 95 minutes | Rhys Ernst
Director Rhys Ernst is scheduled to attend.
In this nail-biting comedy, privileged and painfully awkward high-schooler Adam (Nicholas Alexander) spends the summer of 2006 in NYC with his scenester queer sister Casey (Margaret Qualley) and her roommates (Chloë Levine, Leo Sheng). While accompanying them to parties and protests, he is misread as trans—and he goes along with it when he locks eyes with dreamy Gillian (Bobbi Salvör Menuez). As he enters further into a radical queer subculture, Adam’s bad decisions progressively lead to unfathomable predicaments, and he must decide if he is going to grow up. Trans director Rhys Ernst (producer of Transparent) and his queer ensemble take some big risks with his debut feature, ones that shows how far we’ve come.
This film is not deaf-friendly.
Director: Rhys Ernst
Principal Cast: Nicholas Alexander, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Margaret Qualley
Running Time: 95 minutes
Producers: James Schamus, Howard Gertler
Writer: Ariel Schrag
Editor: Joe Murphy
Music: Jay Wadley
Content Warnings: Vulgar language, non-explicit sexual situations, explicit sexual situations