Frameline 2019: Straight Up

Straight Up is an outright character study with regards to one person dealing with their internalized homophobia while finding their soulmate. The gist of the film is that Todd (James Sweeney) has found his soulmate in aspiring actress Rory (Katie Findlay).  Once these two meet, they’re very quick to get along with each other.  It’s mostly comfort for the sake of being intellectual.  Even though Todd is seeing therapist Dr. Larson (Tracie Thoms), he seems…

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LA Film Festival 2018: Anywhere with You (We The Coyotes)

Anywhere with You (formerly We The Coyotes) dives in head first as a pair of young adults move from the comforts of the midwest for life in Los Angeles. The film starts as Amanda (Morgan Saylor) and Jake (McCaul Lombardi) set out to restart their life in Los Angeles.  It’s not long before we see why Amanda’s family doesn’t like Jake.  He comes off as such as slacker. We follow Amanda and Jake over their…

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