Adam | NCGLFF 2019
Centerpiece Selection


Official Selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
THEMES: Activism | Comedy | Drama | Lesbian | Relationships | North Carolina Connection | Transgender | Youth (13+)

Native North Carolinian Rhys Ernst directs this tale about awkward, self-conscious Adam Freeman (Nicholas Alexander), who has just finished his junior year of high school in 2006. When his cool older sister Casey (Margaret Qualley) suggests he visit her in New York for the summer, Adam has visions of meeting a girl and finally gaining some actual life experience. The fantasy doesn’t materialize exactly as expected. Casey has enthusiastically embraced life amidst Brooklyn’s young LGBTQ community and invites Adam to tag along with her to queer bars, marriage equality rallies and other happenings. When Adam falls at first sight for Gillian (Bobbi Salvör Menuez), a smart, beautiful young woman in this new crowd, she mistakenly assumes he is trans. Flummoxed and enamored, he haplessly goes along with her assumption, resulting in an increasingly complex comedy - and tragedy - of errors he’s ill-equipped to navigate.

NOTE: There will be a post-film discussion co-moderated by the LGBTQ Center of Durham and the LGBT Center of Raleigh after the screening of "Adam" on Saturday, August 17.  Part of the proceeds from the screenings of "Adam" will be donated to the National Center for Transgender Equality.


$10 Individual Tickets | $85 10-Passes
(Dir. Rhys Ernst, United States, 95 min)

Saturday, August 17

9:10pm   Cinema One

Wednesday, August 21

9:00pm   Cinema One


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