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FilmInk Presents: First Girl I Loved Exclusive Screening
May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$21
Wednesday 24th May at 7:00pm
The pangs of first love are given a fresh spin in this feature from director Kerem Sanga. Anne (played by Dylan Gelula from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is your typical angst ridden teen misfit, who is more interested in bike riding and hanging with best friend Cliff, than fitting in with her cliquey classmates. Her polar opposite is the athletic and popular Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand from Deadpool) who Anne becomes smitten with when she photographs her for the school yearbook.
When the crush is surprisingly reciprocated the two girls’ wildly different worlds implode. Told with an original flair First Girl I Loved won the NEXT Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance International Film Festival and is a bold addition to the queer coming out canon.
“A sensitive exploration of sexual identity… a sophisticated and complex teenage coming of age story” – The Playlist
“One of the 12 Best LGBT Films of 2016” – The Advocate Magazine
“Dylan Gelula is – there’s no other word for it – a revelation…. At the stirring denouement of the film, I was crying my eyes out” – Paste Magazine
“The Best Lesbian-themed Film of 2016” – GO Magazine
“Sexual disorientation in high school makes for movie brilliance… Sanga beautifully illustrates the jumble of thoughts cascading through young minds”. – Toronto Star.
“A woozy and wonderful queer teen romance” – IndieWire
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