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Whole New Thing

Director: Amnon Buchbinder

Canada| English| 2005| 92 mins.


This is a coming-of-age story with a difference. The scene is set for a clash of cultures and desires as Emerson Thorsen, a bright 13-year-old son of hippy parents growing awareness of his own sexuality is combined with a burgeoning infatuation with his gay teacher (a great performance from festival favourite Daniel McIvor). Emerson knows no shame and is determined to pursue his love object.

Preceded by Trevor
Academy award-winning ‘short’ in which Trevor discovers his sexuality in a homophobic environment at high school. (Dir. Peggy Raiski, USA, English, 1994, 23 mins.)

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