Queering the Canon: BIG EDEN (2000) - NewFest


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Successful New York artist Henry Hart returns to his small Montana hometown to care for his ailing grandfather and falls in love


“The best date movie around.”San Francisco Examiner

Successful and single New York artist Henry Hart (Arye Gross) is suddenly summoned to return to his small Montana hometown to care for his ailing grandfather. Upon his return to the tiny Big Sky town, Henry nurses an unrequited desire for a secret former flame until the shy general store owner Pike (Eric Schweig) begins to show Henry subtle signs of affection. With the support of sweet small-town folks (including Academy Award-winner Louise Fletcher of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST), Henry and Pike’s loneliness starts to melt away as feelings flare up between the two, leading to an irresistible will-they-won’t-they conclusion.
Part of Queering the Canon: Rom-Coms
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One of the few films to prominently feature a queer indigenous protagonist, this debut from writer/director Thomas Bezucha (THE FAMILY STONE) won multiple Audience Awards on the festival circuit in 2000 and its enduring charm will elicit a smile the size of Montana. 118 mins, 2000. Virtual only.

The virtual screening includes a special Q&A with writer/director Thomas Bezucha.

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Thomas Bezucha