Coming Soon: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“A SWEET COMING-OF-AGE STORY GROUNDED BY ITS STRONG LEADING PERFORMANCES” – Film Inquiry

“A BEAUTIFUL, HEARTWARMING FILM” – One Room with a View

“A NUANCED, POWERFUL COMING-OF-AGE TALE THAT’S AS UNSETTLING AS IT IS UPLIFTING” – The Queer Review

“JOYOUS AND HEARTFELT, IT’S A MAGICAL GEM” – Pay or Wait

“FEELS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR – OR A CLEAR SKY FULL OF STARS” – Smash Cut Reviews

“THIS IS THE KIND OF Y.A. CINEMA KIDS DESERVE” – Autostraddle

“TENDER AND SHARPLY OBSERVED” – Cinemalogue

“HEARTBREAKING IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS” – Gay City News

“A SWEET LOVE STORY… TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES, GORGEOUS CINEMATOGRAPHY AND IMPORTANT MESSAGES” – Edge Media Network

“ONE OF THE MOST WELL-ROUNDED TEEN MOVIES AROUND” – Variety

 

Produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and adapted from the celebrated young adult novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, this joyful romance follows two boys on the cusp of manhood and their blossoming relationship in late 1980s Texas.

A once-in-a-lifetime connection develops when teenage loner Aristotle (Max Pelayo) meets artist Dante (Reese Gonzales) poolside in the summer of 1987. They become one another’s closest friend, bonding over their shared background and unique names. But after a magical summer, Dante has to move away – and his letters to Ari will complicate the dynamic between them.

With tender performances, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a beautiful, multilayered exploration of first love and self-acceptance that casts a beguiling spell.

 

Watch the trailer for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD at TLAgay starting March 12th.

 

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