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In a desperate bid to get the college scholarship he needs, a teenage boy joins the girls’ volleyball team.

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Dir Nathan Adloff
Prod Ash Christian, Anne Clements, Stephen Israel, Devon Schneider, Lisa G Black
Scr Nathan Adloff, Justin DM Palmer
With Tim Boardman, Molly Shannon, Stephen Root
USA 2016
Sales Odin’s Eye Entertainment

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

Nathan Adloff, Director, Co-Writer; Lisa G. Black, Producer

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When the sudden death of his father leaves his family bankrupt, out and proud high schooler Miles fears his dreams of escaping to college will evaporate. However, he learns of a volleyball scholarship that might be the solution to his problems. There’s only one catch – his school only has a girls team. It makes a refreshing change to see a gay teen movie in which the sexual awakening of its protagonist is not the focus, and that is just one of the many ways Nathan Adloff’s winning debut offers something wonderfully unexpected. Favouring moments of subtle introspection over more bombastic coming-of-age clichés, Miles boasts an authenticity and emotional honesty that make it something quite special.

Michael Blyth

Special Screening sponsored by the Interbank LGBT Forum Members: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citi, IG, Lloyds Banking Group, Macquarie, Royal Bank of Canada and Société Générale.

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