FIVE TIME CHAMPION
U.S.A., 2011, 92 mins, Color (Language)
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Director/Writer/Producer: Berndt Mader Producer: Ezra Venetos Cinematographer/Director of Photography: Jimmy Lee Phelan Editor: Brent Joseph Composer: Graham Reynolds Cast: Ryan Akin, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Betty Buckley, Don Pirl, Jon Gries, Julie Erickson, Justin Arnold, Noell Coet
In this quirky and intensely heartfelt independent comedy, a young man struggles to make sense of life and love as confusion reigns in his family. Julius is a high school student who is obsessed with his science experiments involving worm reproduction. Julius may well be fascinated with worm sexuality since many of the signals he gets about human interaction are rather puzzling. His father abandoned the family and is said to be gay, and his mother, who dabbles in taxidermy, has two boyfriends -- one a cheerful slacker, the other the gung-ho baseball coach at Julius's school. Julius has a girlfriend, but while she wants to move the relationship to a more physical level, he is wary. And Julius's grandfather is spending a lot of time with one of his ex-girlfriends, much to the annoyance of his wife. Julius must figure out what he wants from life and with whom he should spend it. Five Time Champion will stay with you long after you've left the theater.
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