In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in the southern US and the divisive 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir embarks on a daring tour of the American Deep South. Free tickets, maximum 2 per person.
Writer/director Levan Akin’s feature film delivers an exceptionally crafted tale of love and liberation. Goal-oriented Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has trained most of his life for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, but he’s thrown off balance with the arrival of Irakli, a naturally gifted dancer with a rebellious streak who awakens in Merab a mixture of rivalry and desire.
Johnny begrudgingly tends to his family’s land in rural England, coping with his resentment and loneliness with drunken evenings and meaningless, secret sex with other young men. When a cool and collected Romanian farmhand arrives on the scene, Johnny is initially irked, but also attracted by his quiet confidence.