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Akron 2015 12

88 mins USA Director. Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell

Benny and Christopher are first year students at their local university in Akron, Ohio. When they meet on the sports field they discover a shared passion – for each other. The thrill of a blossoming romance soon develops into a steady relationship. Christopher’s parents are supportive and everything is going well, until a spring break trip to Miami to see Benny’s mother uncovers a tragedy that involved their two families almost a generation earlier. The shock of the revelation drives the boys apart, as each retreats to the comfort of their own family. Can this unfortunate shared history really destroy their burgeoning love?

Brian O’Donnell’s resonant portrait of new love develops into a high-octane drama with a beguilingly powerful emotional kick. Young leads Matthew Frias and Edmund Donovan carry the drama with ease and the film evocatively captures their highs and lows, as well as the world around them.

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Directed by

Sasha King

Brian O'Donnell


Joseph Melendez

Edmund Donovan

Matthew Frias


Romance Drama


12 infrequent strong language, moderate sex, sex references





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