NewFest Pride: CLOSE TO YOU - NewFest


Producer and co-writer Elliot Page stars in this emotionally observant drama about returning home as yourself and finding hope in potentially rekindled relationships


New York Premiere

Sam (star, co-writer, and producer Elliot Page) hasn’t been home since his transition and after four years in Toronto, he takes a long-dreaded trip back home for his father’s birthday. On the train, he runs into Katherine (Hillary Baack), a friend from high school and feelings from their unresolved past begin to bubble to the surface. It’s a serendipitous encounter as Sam worries about seeing his family after so much time apart, not for fear that they’ll reject him, but because of the misunderstandings he may receive about his true and authentic self.

Following celebrated bows at TIFF and BFI Flare, CLOSE TO YOU  is an emotionally observant drama about coming home as yourself, and finding perseverance and hope in potentially rekindled relationships.

Part of NewFest Pride


Dominic Savage


Elliot Page, Dominic Savage, Daniel Bekerman, Chris Yurkovich, Richard Yee, Krishnendu Majumdar


Dominic Savage, Elliot Page


Elliot Page, Hillary Baack, Wendy Crewson, Sook-Yin Lee



12:00 AM - May 30 – June 3 | SVA Theatre

4:30 PM - SVA


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