Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Akron

2015, Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King, USA, 88 min. With Edmund Donovan, Matthew Frias.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 9th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 10th 8:15pm
  • Sun, Sep 11th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 12th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Sep 13th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 14th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 15th 7:45pm
Chicago premiere! Filmmakers in person!

First love meets the challenge of forgiveness in this family drama that continues to scoop up festival prizes around the nation, including Best Feature and the Audience Award at the ImageOut Film Festival. College freshmen Benny (Frias) and Christopher (Donovan) meet on the football field and fall hard for each other, with the enthusiastic support of their respective families. In a welcome twist, AKRON’s drama is not rooted in the fact that these young men are gay, but in the fateful coincidence of a tragedy whose history has lain dormant for more than a decade but will soon come to light to impact both love and friendship. DCP digital. (BS)

SEPTEMBER 9 & 10: Writer and co-director/co-producer Brian O’Donnell, together with executive producers Ellen Kollar and Tim Kollar, will be present for audience discussion.

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