SUMMER SOLSTICE

Director: 
Noah Schamus
Featuring: 
Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Marianne Rendón, Mila Myles, Yaron Lotan
Language: 
English
Production Country: 
USA
Runtime
81 minutes
Rating
G
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Year
2023
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Presented through a generous partnership with Iowa City Pride. 


"A triumph of sensitivity from... first-time feature filmmaker Noah Schamus." — Natalia Winkelman, New York Times


Trans man Leo’s life is a jumble of auditions, acting classes, barista jobs, and situationships, all of which he hopes will amount to more. Unexpectedly, Leo’s college best friend, cisgender and straight Eleanor, calls Leo announcing that she’ll be driving through NYC, and offers to pick him up for an impromptu trip upstate. They embark on the weekend getaway, marking their first time spent together since Leo began transitioning. Reunited with new gender dynamics between them, and uncovering problems lurking behind Eleanor’s “well-meaning” façade, Leo and Eleanor navigate how their old feelings towards one another exist within this new context, forcing them both to confront buried secrets and emotions. A modern twist on the buddy comedy from a queer and trans perspective, Summer Solstice is a celebration of friendship, resilience, and coming of age again.

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Thu Jul 18 7:00pm
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