FIRST GIRL I LOVED
Directed by Kerem Sanga
USA, 2016, 91 mins
AWARDS: Sundance Film Festival (NEXT Audience Award), RiverRun International Film Festival (New Directions in American Cinema), Sarasota Film Festival (Outstanding Performance Dylan Gelula)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Seattle International Film Festival, Frameline, Outfest, Toronto InsideOut, Cleveland International Film Festival
Anne is a 17-year-old headstrong, cool nerd who lives with her single mom. While covering a softball game for the high school yearbook committee, she becomes infatuated with Sasha, the pretty star of the team. The two girls charmingly hit it off and quickly become close. But when Anne excitedly shares her newfound attraction to Sasha with her best friend, Cliff, he reveals his feelings for Anne and lashes out at her in unanticipated ways.