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1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
A teen (Ryan Akin) begins to question his own sexuality while the adults around him are mired in romantic entanglements of their own.

Cast: Ryan Akin , Betty Buckley , Dana Wheeler-Nicholson , Jon Gries , Justin Arnold , Noell Coet , Robert Longstreet , Don Pirl

Director: Berndt Mader

Genres: Drama

Five Time Champion (2011)

Release Date: January 1st, 2011|1 hr. 32 min.

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    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    A coming-of-age tale that, with every landscape cutaway and twinkling note from its xylophone-heavy score, begs to be taken as a dreamy slice of countryside profundity. show more

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    Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Boxoffice Magazine

    It's full of really subtle dichotomies and internal conflicts, but what makes Julius' story seem authentic is how totally incongruous it feels. show more

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    Rachel Saltz The New York Times

    Deliberately small-scale, Five Time Champion has tough-minded moments but too often veers toward the sweet and even the treacly. It's pleasant enough, but too careful to be very involving. show more

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'Five Time Champion' Exclusive SXSW Clip: A Serious Discussion Over Chew

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Monika Bartyzel on Mar 10th, 2011 6:30PM

Ready for SXSW? As the festival gears up for its kickoff tomorrow, Cinematical is happy to premiere a peek at Austin native Berndt Mader's first feature film, 'Five Time Champion.' Ryan Akin stars...

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