Director: Nathan Adloff
Runtime: 90 min
Festival year: 2016
Based on a true story and replete with ‘90s nostalgia, from beaded bracelets to dial-up modems, Miles tells the story of a kid from the farming community of Pondley, Illinois, who is desperate to fight his small-town fate and move to Chicago for a better life. When he finds out about a volleyball scholarship, Miles joins his school’s only volleyball team…but the catch is, it’s a girls’ team. A cast of familiar favourites enhances this lighthearted gem’s popular appeal, including the one and only Molly Shannon (SNL), the fierce Missi Pyles, and Paul Reiser (Mad About You).
More than a teen drama, this enriching and delightful film gives us a new angle on a coming-of-age queer film, one in which youth work together with those who love them, parents and teachers alike. Nathan Adloff (Nate and Margaret, VQFF ’11) gives us a joyful celebration of ordinary people finding their own way.
Post-film Q&A with Director (both screenings):
Screening Sponsors: Be the Change Group Inc., Cineplex, Modo
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