Akron got a lot of praise on the festival circuit, and even more when it was released in the US last year. However, over here in the UK we’ve had to wait for the film (except for those who caught it at the BFI Flare Film Festival), but thankfully it’s now on its way.
In the movie, ‘Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving their mothers soon comes to light and threatens to tear them apart. Akron is a moving family drama and a sensitive young adult love story of two young men falling in love in the Midwest and their will to overcome the most painful of truths.’
The movie hits DVD in the UK on April 10th. Take a look at the trailer below.