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Cicada (2020)

A New York love story that toes the line between narrative and doc with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences.

Directors:

Matthew Fifer (as Matt Fifer), Kieran Mulcare

Writers:

Sheldon D. Brown (additional story by), Matthew Fifer (as Matt Fifer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Fifer ... Ben (as Matt Fifer)
Sheldon D. Brown ... Sam
Sandra Bauleo ... Debbie
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi ... Amber
Cobie Smulders ... Sophie
Scott Adsit ... Dr. Dragone
Michael Potts ... Francis
David Burtka ... Bo
Jo Firestone ... Tracy
Jason Greene ... Theresa (as Jason 'Freckle' Greene)
Beau Curran Beau Curran ... Young Ben
Bowen Yang ... Hudson
Clara McGregor ... Riley
Jude Dry Jude Dry ... Charlie
Kevin William Reed Kevin William Reed ... Mike
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A New York love story that toes the line between narrative and doc with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences.

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A complicated and intense love story
15 October 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

Based on real events, this poignant and melancholic romance focuses on the complicated relationship developed by two Manhattan wounded souls, the former promiscuous painter Ben, and the African-American tomb researcher Sam. Directed by Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare, from a screenplay by Fifer, who also plays the lead character Ben, the film subtly blends fiction and doc, as both men delve into a personal self-analysis, exploring their real experiences as modern gay men. Contagiously delicate and humane, it depicts the obstacles imposed by trauma against love and commitment, and how we must fight it. Highly emotional and intimate, it also points to relevant facts on racism, intolerance and abuse.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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