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Test

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary

Set in the free-spirited San Francisco of 1985, TEST lovingly portrays this exciting and harrowing era as young Frankie (dancer Scott Marlowe in a breakout acting debut) confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company where he's taunted to "dance like a man!"  Frankie embarks on a budding relationship with Todd (Matthew Risch, HBO's "Looking"), a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's innocent.  As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early years of the epidemic - but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief.
 
The captivating dance sequences were especially choreographed for the film by acclaimed U.S. choreographer Sidra Bell, and the film's vibrant soundtrack includes work by '80s icons Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat), Klaus Nomi, Romeo Void, Laurie Anderson, Martha and the Muffins, Cocteau Twins and Sylvester.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Variance Films

Test (2013)

Release Date: June 6th, 2014|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • Writer-director Chris Mason Johnson's important, assured drama best succeeds as a snapshot of a moment in time when every gay man is forced to decide how AIDS will change his life. show more

  • Adept as both timely character study and epochal drama, Test wonderfully manages fully formed humanism without sentimentality. show more

  • Test is a slow burn that builds to an impressive end, although the rest of film is in need of that same kind of forward-driving energy. show more

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