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-- Federico Fellini
Nov 132019
 

Directed by Rhys Ernst

Starring Nicholas Alexander, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Leo Sheng, Chloë Levine
and Margaret Qualley

With Colton Ryan, Maxton Miles Baeza, Dana Aliya Levinson, Alisha B. Woods,
Jari Jones, Ana Gasteyer, Theo Germaine, Jac Bernhard and Mj Rodriguez

Available Tuesday, November 19th on
Electronic Sell-Through and Digital Download:
Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play/YouTube Movies, iTunes/Apple TV, VUDU, Wolfe On Demand

On DVD and VOD Tuesday, December 3rd
DVD includes Audio Commentary with Director Rhys Ernst

“Tenderly provocative and markedly vital. Superbly acted.”
– Carlos Aguilar, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Proves why trans filmmakers need To tell trans stories. A valuable addition to a growing canon.”
– Oliver Whitney, VANITY FAIR

“Demonstrates in intimate detail how far we’ve come in the last decade.With nuance and humor, Adam shows us that our previous dogmas and mistakes
are always worth another look. “
– Katie Anania, SLATE

“2019’s most controversial queer film – and its most important.”
– Jenni Olsen, NEW NOW NEXT

“This sweetly subversive movie represents a step forward in representation.”
– David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Works well both as a learning lesson and a conversation starter for transgender issues.”
– Danielle Solzman, OUT

“Director Rhys Ernst delivers a surprisingly hilarious, complicated look at a pivotal moment in queer culture.”

– Emily Wheeler, FILM INQUIRY

Synopsis:
Awkward, self-conscious Adam Freeman (Nicholas Alexander) has just finished his junior year of high school in 2006. When his cool older sister Casey (Margaret Qualley) suggests he visit her in New York for the summer, Adam has visions of meeting a girl and finally gaining some actual life experience. The fantasy doesn’t materialize exactly as expected. Casey has enthusiastically embraced life amidst Brooklyn’s young LGBTQ community and invites Adam to tag along with her to queer bars, marriage equality rallies and other happenings. When Adam falls at first sight for Gillian (Bobbi Salvör Menuez), a smart, beautiful young woman in this new crowd, she mistakenly assumes he is trans. Flummoxed and enamored, he haplessly goes along with her assumption, resulting in an increasingly complex comedy – and tragedy – of errors he’s ill-equipped to navigate.

About the Director:
Rhys Ernst is a filmmaker and artist. He is a Producer and Director on Amazon’s “Transparent” and created the title sequence for the series. He was nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for directing and producing the webseries “Transparent: This Is Me,” which won a Special Recognition GLAAD Award. In 2016 he teamed up with Focus Featuresto create the online series, “We’ve Been Around.” In addition to the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Ernst has shown work at Sundance, Oberhausen, and The Hammer Museum; he has won awards at Outfest, Chicago International Film Festival and the LA Transgender Film Festival; and he was a Point Scholar, a Project Involve Fellow, and was awarded with the 2015 Point Foundation Horizon Award and the ACLU Liberty Award for his work on transgender representation in the media.
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