AKRON – Young men, in love, in middle America

Benny and Christopher, college freshmen, meet playing football and begin a relationship.


They fall in love supported by their family and friends. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their own love and Benny s close-knit family.

Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family s ability to come to terms with the past.

Emotionally resonant and beautifully crafted, AKRON is a progressive queer story, heralding a new age in gay cinema.


AKRON // trailer

AKRON // details

Actors: Matthew Frias, Joseph Melendez, Edmund Donovan
Directors: Sasha King, Brian O’Donnell
Classification: 15
Studio: TLA Releasing
DVD Release Date: 10 April 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes