Before The Fall
Directed by Byrum Geisler
Director Byrum Geisler and stars Chase Conner, Brandi Price, Carol Marie Rinn, and Jordan M. Valdov are expected in attendance at the screening for red carpet and Q&A!
It’s a classic case of opposite attraction: Handsome Ben Bennet (Ethan Sharrett) is a gay, affluent, stylish attorney at the top of the genteel social set in southern Virginia, while Lee Darcy (Chase Conner) is a rough-hewn welder with a secret that he nightly tries to blot out with an excess of liquor. When Lee roughs up his girlfriend and is charged with domestic abuse, he overhears a derogatory comment made about him in court by Ben. Soon after, the men inadvertently come face to face and, surprisingly, find common ground when hiking with a group of friends in the gorgeous nearby wooded ridges. A quiet friendship slowly forms that is complicated when Ben discovers that he has a secret of his own – he has fallen in love with Lee. Byrum Geisler’s cinematically gorgeous directorial debut is a modern day variation on Jane Austin’s classic novel “Pride & Prejudice,” reimagined as a heartfelt, deeply satisfying gay romance.