Screening presented by Pride Winston-Salem:
“Pride Winston-Salem’s mission is to celebrate our culture, honor diversity, inspire engagement, promote inclusion, provide community outreach and educate our friends, allies and supporters on equal rights for all.”
Saturday, October 5, 1:00pm; UNCSA’S ACE Theatre Complex
Director: Doug Spearman | USA | 2019 | 106 minutes | English
Jack has what every man would want: a beautiful and successful wife, two smart and pretty daughters, a big house and a great job. He also has a secret that has been eating him alive for most of his life: he’s chosen the path of “normalcy” to the American Dream rather than face the fact he’s attracted to men. He tries to be the faithful husband and good father until one night he can’t do it anymore. A chance encounter at a party leads him straight to the man who will upend everything Jack has built. Will what was supposed to be a one-night-stand turns into a once-in-a-lifetime love for both of them?
(Darryl Stephens) is just a guy in Philadelphia who happens to have a history of getting involved with closeted married men. His father and his soon-to-be step mom are on him to find someone who’s actually available and to settle down. Instead, he starts an affair with a man named Jack (Scott Bailey) who is fifteen years into a perfect marriage with two beautiful children and an enviable wife. Their affair sparks something in Jack, and he starts confiding in those close to him that he’s gay, and developing feelings for Peter. The problem is that his coming out is overshadowed by Peter falling in love with somebody else, leaving Jack to stay in the closet, something which has disastrous consequences for the domestic bliss of both parties. Also starring Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy).
Q & A with Scott Bailey and Ann Walker, moderated by Del Shores