"Adam" — FINAL DAY

(Aug. 14-Sept. 5) — Both the new film based on the 2014 novel by Ariel Schrag (writer for "The L Word"), and the novel itself have created controversy and faced boycotts due to their presentations of sexual orientation, sexual identity and sexual ethics. 

Awkward, self-conscious Adam Freeman (Nicholas Alexander) has just finished his junior year of high school in 2006. When his cool older sister Casey (Margaret Qualley, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood") suggests he visit her in New York for the summer, Adam has visions of meeting a girl and finally gaining some actual life experience.
The fantasy doesn’t materialize exactly as expected — Casey has enthusiastically embraced life amidst Brooklyn’s young LGBTQ community and invites Adam to tag along with her to queer bars, marriage equality rallies and other happenings. 

Director Rhys Ernst
Writer Ariel Schrag (novel & screenplay)

The Q&A on Friday, August 16, at 8pm will be moderated by Jude Dry (Indiewire).

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival; Inside Out Toronto; Provincetown Film Festival; Outfest; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm



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323 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10014


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