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Being 17 at Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2017
March 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+10
Damien shows a new, defiant side of himself in high school in order to stave off the bullies who taunt him over his effeminate ways: a friend of his father’s is teaching him to wrestle.
When he meets Tom, the adopted son of local farmers, the hatred between the two boys is immediate and visceral. But when Tom’s mother is forced to go to the hospital, Damien’s mother quite naturally offers to take Tom into their home for a short while. The tension between the two boys becomes more and more palpable…
One of Dazed and Confused Magazine’s Top LGBTIQ Films of 2016
“an ultra-naturalistic slice of rocky adolescent life that combines violence and sensuality, wrenching loss and tender discovery”
– The Hollywood Reporter