Straight Up

Friday, February 28 - Friday, March 13, 2020

The Q&A at 7:10 on Sat Feb 29 will be moderated by filmmaker Brian Sloan.

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-director-star James Sweeney’s razor-sharp rom-com updates classic Hollywood wit with a distinctly 21st century perspective, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

Official selection: Frameline, Outfest

“Explores star-crossed lovers from every angle of the Kinsey scale.” – The Wrap

“Genuinely tender.” – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Distributor Strand Releasing
  • Director James Sweeney
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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