Award-winning, student-made gay-themed film

  • bro4bro

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    Feb 21, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
    This short film was one of the selections on my flight from LA to DC the other day. It was made by students at Sonoma State U in California, won awards at the Campus Movie Fest (a national competition), and has been selected for a screening at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

    It's based on the real life story of the filmmaker's cousin, who was thrown out of the house by his parents for being gay, as seen through the eyes of his younger brother.

    It's only five minutes long. Check it out!
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    Feb 21, 2016 11:38 PM GMT
    Wow, that almost made me cry. Great film!
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 22, 2016 12:41 AM GMT
    Really good. Very sad.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Feb 22, 2016 1:02 AM GMT
    That was well done. Sad to say its true too.
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    Feb 22, 2016 2:00 AM GMT
    Very powerful film. Even though my mother never really talked about it, I know that she accepted that I am gay and would never have thrown me out because of it. I moved back to North Dakota a couple of years ago to be with her in her final years and she couldn't have been happier. She recently passed away and I miss her even more now, being reminded that there's so many people that don't get to be with their families because of who they are.
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    Feb 22, 2016 2:04 AM GMT
    What really amazes me is that Sonoma State does not even have a film department - they're the only school participating in Campus Movie Fest that doesn't - and they've won awards two years running.

    This film and others were made by a group of nine students.
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    Feb 22, 2016 2:05 AM GMT
    NDmike saidVery powerful film. Even though my mother never really talked about it, I know that she accepted that I am gay and would never have thrown me out because of it. I moved back to North Dakota a couple of years ago to be with her in her final years and she couldn't have been happier. She recently passed away and I miss her even more now, being reminded that there's so many people that don't get to be with their families because of who they are.


    Sorry to hear about your mom. Yes, we are lucky that we have people around us who accept us for we are and I think it behoves us even further to not just be comfortable in our arrangements but let continue the fight for our LGBT friends all around so that they could one day achieve the same level of comfort and love in their own lives that's been denied so far.
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    Feb 22, 2016 2:56 AM GMT
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    NDmike saidVery powerful film. Even though my mother never really talked about it, I know that she accepted that I am gay and would never have thrown me out because of it. I moved back to North Dakota a couple of years ago to be with her in her final years and she couldn't have been happier. She recently passed away and I miss her even more now, being reminded that there's so many people that don't get to be with their families because of who they are.


    Sorry to hear about your mom. Yes, we are lucky that we have people around us who accept us for we are and I think it behoves us even further to not just be comfortable in our arrangements but let continue the fight for our LGBT friends all around so that they could one day achieve the same level of comfort and love in their own lives that's been denied so far.

    Thank you! I'll be spending my first birthday without her this week, and it will remind me even more about her unconditional love. I only wish that every gay man had the same support from his family.
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    Feb 23, 2016 7:27 AM GMT
    Good movie!

    Do Americans really wear caps at dinner table?
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    Feb 23, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidGood movie!

    Do Americans really wear caps at dinner table?

    Yes. Although indoors I always take my own hat off at home dinner or restaurants. I might speculate that the habit of not removing a hat at the table comes from eating a lot of meals in highly casual fast food places, and where sometimes the tables are outdoors.

    But when I was a kid you'd be ordered to remove your hat by your parents at home, or requested by restaurant staff. It was actually considered an insult to the women for a man to retain his hat, although ladies could wear theirs. Nowadays even fathers keep their hats on, not just their kids. Times change.
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    Feb 23, 2016 2:27 PM GMT
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    __morphic__ saidGood movie!

    Do Americans really wear caps at dinner table?

    Yes. Although indoors I always take my own hat off at home dinner or restaurants. I might speculate that the habit of not removing a hat at the table comes from eating a lot of meals in highly casual fast food places, and where sometimes the tables are outdoors.

    But when I was a kid you'd be ordered to remove your hat by your parents at home, or requested by restaurant staff. It was actually considered an insult to the women for a man to retain his hat, although ladies could wear theirs. Nowadays even fathers keep their hats on, not just their kids. Times change.


    Why would it be insulting? I am just curious.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Feb 26, 2016 2:39 AM GMT
    Proper manners are to remove your hat when entering a house and never sit at a dinner table with one. A lost tradition since the dawn of the popularity and coolness of the baseball cap