Sunday, October 1 – 12:30pm – UNCSA ACE Theatre Complex
Directed by Corey Sherman
USA | 2023 | English | 90 minutes | Narrative Feature
Corey Sherman’s delicious debut features fourteen-year-old Jamie (Isaac Krasner), a closeted, chubby, gay kid who likes hunky guys and beer bellies. This sweet coming of age film becomes a uniquely bear-friendly camping trip. Jamie is unsure about his sexuality and uncomfortable in his own body. Things change when a cousin brings her new boyfriend on a family camping trip. Dan is a beefy, charming “bear” of a man who Jamie finds attractive. This proves to him that big guys like him can be sexy, too. Humorous and heartening, Big Boys is the type of coming-of-age film rarely seen.