Southwest Premiere

Director: James Sweeney
Country: USA, Running Time: 95 min
Meet Todd. Favorite film: LEGALLY BLONDE. Strong opinions about decorative pillows. Dislikes bodily fluids. Currently experiencing a sexual identity crisis. Having still not met his soul mate while dating men and fearing he’ll spend his life alone, Todd throws himself into the heterosexual dating pool. Enter Rory. Aspiring actress. Hates cats. Biting wit and a great vocabulary. An intellectual match made in heaven! But can a (probably) gay man and a straight woman add up to a truly happy couple? Quick-witted (and with even quicker dialogue) and with an excellent cast that includes How to Get Away with Murder's Katie Findlay as Rory, Tracie Thoms (Rent), Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), and Brendan Scannell (Bonding), "Straight Up" channels the spirit of a Nora Ephron romantic comedy while shaking up the genre’s tropes and staples in the process.

Friday, August 23, 9:00 pm