• Straight Up

    Directed by James Sweeney
    USA | 96 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

  • Straight Up

    Directed by James Sweeney
    USA | 96 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

  • Straight Up

    Directed by James Sweeney
    USA | 96 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

  • Straight Up

    Directed by James Sweeney
    USA | 96 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

  • Straight Up

    Directed by James Sweeney
    USA | 96 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

Writer/director/star James Sweeney makes his smashing debut in this witty, deliciously different rom-com in which a (maybe) gay man finds his soulmate in a smart, equally neurotic struggling actress. Can a relationship work if sex is off the table but never out of mind?

Schedule

January 4, 2020 12:45 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 10, 2020 6:45 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 11, 2020 1:00 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Everybody thinks skinny, obsessive-compulsive Todd is gay (his favorite film is Legally Blonde), and he might be but for his aversion to bodily fluids and physical contact. When he first meets aspiring actress Rory (Kate Findlay) at the library, the motor-mouth, socially inappropriate Todd asks her if she thinks he’s gay. But as soon as these two smart, neurotic twentysomethings start to banter, it’s clear they’re intellectual soulmates (both had applied to Yale due to an obsession with Gilmore Girls). It’s love at first quip. But are they meant to be lovers? Straight Up marks the astonishing debut of triple-threat talent James Sweeney, who wrote the witty mile-a-minute dialogue, directed with a perfect balance between artifice and real feeling, and stars as the unforgettably confused Todd. Finley as Rory partners him flawlessly, a millennial Hepburn to his non-binary Tracy. It’s a deliciously different rom-com, in which sex is off the table — but never out of mind.

film details

Director: James Sweeney
Producers: David Carrico, Ross Putman, James Sweeney
Screenwriter: James Sweeney
Cinematographers: Greg Cotten
Editor: Keith Funkhouser
Music: Lauren Fay Levy
Cast: Katie Findlay, James Sweeney, Randall Park
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2019
Running Time: 96 minutes
Primary Company: Strand Releasing

guests in attendance

Writer/director/actor James Sweeney is expected to be in attendance on January 10 and 11.

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