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CICADA

Year 2020
Runtime 93 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival
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Set in New York City during the summer of 2013, CICADA follows Ben, a bisexual goofball who bounces from gig to gig almost as often as he changes lovers. After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben meets Sam. As their intimacy grows, the coverage of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial opens long-forgotten wounds in Ben, and Sam, who is a black man from a conservative religious family, also has damage of his own to deal with.

Writer/Director/Star Matthew Fifer's debut feature manages to walk the line between a sexy, playful comedy and a dramatic examination of the traumas that prevent us from becoming our whole selves. It is a film of love and loss, but also immense joy.

Countries

United States
Festivals
BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival 2020
Director
Matthew Fifer
Producer
Jeremy Truong, Ramfis Myrthil
Screenwriter
Matthew Fifer
Cinematographer
Eric Schleicher
Editor
Kyle Sims, Matthew Fifer
Cast
Sheldon Brown, Sandra Bauleo, Cobie Smulders, Michael Potts