BACKSLIDE is screening continuously, now through December 15, 2016 as part of the art exhibition, The Explorers Guild: Rick Ross and Explorations in Graphic Fiction, at the Begovich Gallery of California State University, Fullerton. For hours and address, please click here.
Synopsis: For two God-fearing teenagers, the eight minutes after losing their virginity can be an eternity.
What happens when desire overcomes faith and love gives in to longing? In this touching and funny update to the Adam and Eve story, Maddie and Robbie are teenagers wrestling with guilt and disillusion in the eight minutes after losing their virginity. Taking a wry look at the moment the innocence of childhood meets the temptations of puberty, BACKSLIDE is an offbeat film you won’t soon forget.
Starring Felicia Day as Maddie and Jon Hershfield as Robbie.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS: WINNER, BEST COMEDY SHORTS, American Cinematheque; 2ND PLACE, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film; BRONZE AWARD Worldfest Houston; HONORABLE MENTION, Cleveland International Film Festival. OFFICIAL SELECTION, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Nashville Independent Film Festival, Waterfront Film Festival, One Reel Film Festival, Big Bear Lake Film Festival, Silver Lake Film Festival, Temecula Valley Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Foyle Film Festival (Ireland).