Cicada

Directed by Kieran Mulcare, Matthew Fifer

Cast: Cobie Smulders, Matthew Fifer, Sheldon D. Brown

Streaming September 25–28

Enjoy a pre-recorded Q&A available to view following the film with Matthew Fifer (Co-Director), Kieran Mulcare (Co-Director), Sheldon D. Brown (Actor), and Vadim Lerman (Producer) interviewed by journalist Jerry Nunn (Windy City Times, The Edge, and more).

After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben decides to date men again. He starts the summer of 2013 off with a string of booze fueled hookups all around the city of New York. He wasn’t expecting his world to change, but then suddenly, there was Sam. This deliciously adorable, tremendously romantic dramedy is generously sprinkled with wickedly clever humor and guarantees butterflies in your stomach with every kiss they share. As we watch Ben and Sam’s relationship develop, we find that both men struggle with swirling memories of trauma that haunt them: Sam, a man of color struggling with extremely deep wounds and Ben, who’s reminded of his childhood trauma during the height of the Sandusky trial. Together Sam and Ben continue to dig deeper into each other’s souls and as their intimacy grows, their pasts crawl to the surface against the backdrop of a cicada summer.

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Thu, Sep 24
12:00 am