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Joshua Sanchez, 2012
USA | English | Format: Digital | 76 minutes
Director Joshua Sanchez, playwright Christopher Shinn, and actor E.J. Bonilla in person at 7:00 p.m. showing on July 27! Tickets (screening + party): $50
A young man (Emory Cohen, Smash) sneaks out of his house for an encounter with Joe (Wendell Pierce, The Wire, Treme), an older African-American man he met online. Meanwhile a teenage girl in the same town is trying to resist the affections of a drug-dealing suitor. As the night rolls on, these four characters’ lives intersect in surprising and sexy ways. Brooklyn-based director Joshua Sanchez’s film (based on the hit play by Christopher Shinn) is one of the most assured and compelling feature debuts in recent memory, anchored by Wendell Pierce’s astonishing performance as a conflicted closeted man. As all the characters struggle with connection, a portrait emerges of a suburban landscape where everyone struggles to learn who they are.