Drama, Romance, Sport


Golden Delicious

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  • Thu, Aug 10
    • 8:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 16
    • 7:00pm
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Cheerful and romantic, Jason Karman’s coming-of-age feature debut offers an exceptional portrait of first (queer) love through the eyes of a Chinese Canadian teenager discovering his sexuality. Cardi Wong stars as Jake, a high schooler already juggling a number of expectations from his family, girlfriend, and peers. The arrival of a handsome new neighbor Aleks (Chris Carson), however, catches Jake off guard.

Struck by a newfound connection he struggles to explain, Jake follows Aleks onto the school basketball team, delighting his former athlete father. But in doing so, he runs headlong into a web of others’ hopes and expectations, forcing him to shoulder the scrutiny of schoolmates and family alike. Struggling to discover himself while—like so many high schoolers—trying to thrive in the public eye, Jake finds himself caught between the familiar and the new.

Offering a timely, warm-hearted look at the pressures and crosscurrents shaping young queer lives, “Golden Delicious” gets at perspectives, too, well beyond Jake’s, bringing to life the whole community of which he’s a part.