Director: Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell
Runtime: 87 min
Festival year: 2016
The fierce bonds of family are tested against the temptations of love when Benny (Matthew Frias), a Mexican-American medical student at the University of Akron, and Christopher (Edmund Donovan), a handsome arts undergraduate, meet at a pickup football game. The connection is instant, and with the support of their family and friends, Benny and Christopher start a relationship.
Unbeknownst to the two, the meet-cute at the football game is not the first time they have crossed paths. As their families become involved, a past incident involving the two clans is slowly uncovered, leaving Benny with a tough choice.
Akron details a very specific relationship in a certain setting, but you don’t have to be from Ohio to get the universal messages it sends about family, forgiveness, and love.
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