Miles

Director: Nathan Adloff

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Rating: 14A

Festival year: 2016

Miles

Genre(s): Comedy
Spotlight(s): Hope and Love Last Longer

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):
Nathan Adloff

Screening Sponsors: Be the Change Group Inc., Cineplex, Modo

Preceded by:

RAH Shorts
Various | Canada | 2016 | 5 min
RAH is back with the best of teen-created shorts that conquer hate. Watch for them at various screenings.