Close To You

August 16, 2024
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Director
Dominic Savage
Released
2024
Country
Run Time
1h 40m
Rating
Format
Film
Archive
Lift Every Voice
Close To You

Reviews

"Page’s performance is... a reminder of what a deft and perceptive actor he can be, capable of both naked emotional candor and acidic wit..."
– VARIETY

"Close to You also serves as Page the Movie Star’s reintroduction to audiences, showing he is a singular talent as ever."
– ROGEREBERT.COM

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Overview

Sam (Elliot Page) hasn’t been home since his transition, and after four years in Toronto, he takes a long-dreaded trip back to Cobourg for his father’s birthday. On the train there, he runs into Katherine (Hillary Baack), a friend from high school with her own complicated life now, and feelings from their unresolved past begin to bubble to the surface. It’s a serendipitous encounter, as Sam worries about seeing his family after so much time apart — not for fear that they’ll reject him, but because of the unsolicited comments and questions he’ll receive about his transition, placing the weight of his family’s ignorance and discomfort squarely on his shoulders.

CLOSE TO YOU is an emotionally observant drama about coming home as yourself, only for everyone to treat you like a completely different person. It’s a powerful new film from star and producer Page, capturing an all-too-familiar experience, as Sam exercises patience with his family’s baseline acceptance and well-intentioned clumsiness. It isn’t long before he has to put himself first to free himself from a burden that is his family’s to reckon with, and live unapologetically as the person he has always been.

With an honest and fully felt performance, Page shows us Sam’s fraught process of trying to reconnect with the people he grew apart from as he became more himself, and coping with the dread of returning to a space that never felt fully welcoming to begin with. Director Dominic Savage creates a series of intimate spaces for the many conversations in the film, which features a stellar Canadian cast. In the end, Katherine is the person Sam finds solace in, as they both turn the page to new and brighter chapters in their lives.

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Aug 16
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• Adults – $12.50
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• Children (12 years old & under) – $10.00
• Military (w/ valid ID) – $10.00
• O Cinema Members – $8.50
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All Miami Beach residents get 20% off Adult tickets on the FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH @ O Cinema South Beach! (w/ valid proof of residency)

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