Showing at 07:00PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
More Competition Films, Narrative Features
AMERICAN INDEPENDENT COMPETITION - NARRATIVE FEATURES
Saturday, April 9 at 2:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
USA, 2004, 97 MIN
DIRECTED BY ZAK TUCKER
Gritty and uncompromising, Zak Tuckerís POSTER BOY probes the internal conflicts of Henry Kray (Matt Newton), the sexually active but closeted gay son of a rabidly homophobic, right-wing senator (Michael Lerner) and his jaded wife (Karen Allen). The Senator, unaware of his sonís sexuality, asks Henry to curry the youth vote. Henry must either face the specter of exploitation and ideological prostitution for the father he loves but whose values he abhors, or assert his conscience and identity and thereby risk destroying not only his dadís political career but also his ties to his family. Against a riveting backdrop of political corruption, family conflict, and sexual warfare, Tucker and screenwriters Ryan Shiraki and Lecia Rosenthal examine the complexities of Henryís struggle, creating a gripping, provocative, profoundly relevant portrait of a troubled young man surrounded by deception and betrayal.