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Friday, December 12, 2008

PFLAG Tri-Cities is Ready? OK!

PFLAG Tri-CIties will be screening the film Ready? OK! this Thursday, December 18th. We will be meeting in Ball Hall, Room 127 on ETSU's campus. The entire community is invited to watch this comedy that won "Best Male Feature" honors. Here is the press release:

The PFLAG Tri-Cities Chapter will host a special screening of the film “Ready? OK!” on Thursday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm. The screening will take place on the campus of ETSU, in Ball Hall, Room 127. The screening is free and open to the public.

“Ready? OK!”, a feature film by James Vasquez, was originally slated as part of the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival, but was delayed. The film recently won “Best Male Feature” honors at the NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

From the website for the film:
As a harried single mother in Normal Heights, USA, Andrea is having a tough time of it. Although her son Joshua is a smart, happy and enthusiastic ten-year-old, she worries that he’s on the wrong track. With each summons to the Mother Superior’s office at Joshua’s private school, Andrea searches for answers to a nagging problem: How can she convince him that aspiring to be on the cheerleading squad, relishing the art of the French braid and calling Maria von Trapp his most influential role model is just not what little boys do?

When you wish for a son on the wrestling team, how do you deal with one who loves fashion, dolls and pyramid formations? In this quirky and touching take on the modern family, one woman must strip away all her illusions to seek a kind of peace with herself and her son. Some hard advice from her gay next-door neighbor Charlie helps Andrea turn her focus in the right direction: inward. Embracing Joshua’s individuality rather than fearing it might be the only answer, but can she do it?

With comically truthful performances and a healthy dash of wacky farce, Ready? OK! explores a family on the verge of either destruction or elevation. Sometimes all it takes to figure things out is a deep breath and the perfect cheer. (Kristine Kolton, Frameline32)
Check the trailer:

"Ready? OK!" Trailer 1 720P from Mark Holmes on Vimeo.