Jonathan Wysocki, 2020, USA, 91 min.
Cast: Nick Pugliese, Nico Greetham, Anna Grace Barlow, Danielle Kay, Megan Suri, Zak Henri
In this bittersweetly nostalgic drama-rama-com set in 1994, pop-culture references and witty wordplay are as plentiful as clues in a mystery novel when five high school theater friends dress up in costumes for one final murder mystery party before they leave for college. A night of confabulations and confrontations ensue as they struggle to face their fears, conceal their secret desires, and reveal their true identities. A talented ensemble of actors bring to life Jonathan Wysocki’s meticulously detailed script based on his own teenage experiences. This is not another coming-out film… this is a “not coming-out” film (which is closer to the high school experience of closeted gay teenagers from earlier decades or from conservative communities.)