Livestream Q+A with directors Casper Leonard and Emily Russell starts at 8:40 pm
March 5 at 7:00 pm until March 7 at 11:59 pm.
Director: Casper Leonard, Emily Russell
Featuring: James Rudden, Dimitri Watson, Willa Crowder, Hector Jenkins
Runtime: 91 minutes
Rating: most audiences; smoking, alcohol use
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KCFF is proud to present a special Local Spotlight screening of the debut feature by Emily Russell and Casper Leonard, the precociously gifted team behind many recent faves in the KCFF’s Youth Shorts Program. James Rudden gives a striking performance as Evan, a teenager braving his way through the ostracizing he suffers as a LBGTQ+ youth in a rural community whose members are not necessarily so accepting. But over the course of an eventful summer, Evan’s new friendship with Ross (Dmitri Watson) may lead to changes for them both. Filmed on location in local communities like Hartington, Newburgh and Bob’s Lake under COVID-19 protocols last summer, Russell and Leonard achieve something special with this scrappily charming look at the teen experience as seen by creators who are in the thick of it themselves.