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Benny, a college freshman at Ohio's Akron University falls in love with fellow freshman Christopher at a football game.
With the support of their families they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event involving their mothers brings up demons of the past and threatens to tear them apart. AKRON is a moving family drama and a sensitive coming of age story.
"A great film that stays with you - definitely worth seeing!'" (kulturnews)
"Refreshingly executed and intelligent cinema." (Gay Star News)
In their joint directorial debut, Sasha King and Brian O'Donnell draw viewers in on every step the young lovers take despite the obstacles that could thwart them. Reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, the filmmakers allow both families to deal with their pain in their own way.