Saturday August 29th 2020, 9:15 pm
Runtime: 93 mins
Director: Matt Fifer and Kieran Mulcare
Country: USA, 2020
Genre: Drama, Romance
After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben goes “back on the dick” (as his sister enthusiastically exclaims). Cicada follows Ben as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man-of-color struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben ultimately gains the strength to face a childhood trauma he has long suppressed. Co-director Matt Fifer wrote the film based on his own experiences, giving Cicada an authenticity rarely seen in independent cinema.
- BFI Flare Film Festival (London)