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Almost Adults

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7:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X5
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Mackenzie (Elise Bauman) and Cassie (Natasha Negovanlis) have been best friends since childhood. But as the end of university nears and the friends face adulthood, despite their best efforts they seem to be growing apart.

Mackenzie has known she is gay for some time but has only recently become okay with the idea of coming out. As she begins to tell people in her life, she becomes more comfortable with her sexuality, opening up about it on her blog and beginning a tentative relationship with a charming soccer player from school.

Everything seems to be working out for her, except for the fact that she still hasn't found the right way to tell Cassie. And to complicate things even further, Cassie has recently broken up with her boyfriend, has been fired from an internship, and has no idea where she is going. The once-perfect friendship is starting to show cracks as secrets are revealed and lives drift in radically different directions. Can the two friends remain close when so much has changed, or is this a friendship that has run its course?

Toronto filmmaker Sarah Rotella's debut feature is an often hilarious, unremittingly poignant examination of growing up and growing apart. The leads - stars of the web series Carmilla - sport great friendship chemistry and spot-on comic timing. Almost Adults, a bittersweet story of evolving friendship, will leave you laughing out loud.

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