Cinema Q: Shelter
USA, 2007, 88 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Coming of Age, Drama, Family Issues, Gay/Lesbian, Social Issues
Forced to give up his dreams of art school, working class Zach (Trevor Wright) spends his days at a dead-end cooking job and helping his needy sister (Tina Holmes) care for her son. In his free time he likes to surf, draw and hang out with his best friend Gabe (Ross Thomas), who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother Shaun (Brad Rowe, Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss) returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. As Zach falls in love with Shaun, he struggles to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family. Writer/director Jonah Markowitz's compassionate, romantic drama is winner of 13 international film festival awards.
DIRECTOR: Jonah Markowitz
Principal Cast: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Ross Thomas
US Distributor: Regent Releasing
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