“INCREDIBLY VIBRANT” – Ion Cinema
“AS REAL AS IT GETS” – Los Angeles Times
“A PROFOUNDLY MOVING CHARACTER STUDY” – Little White Lies
“A SEXY AND SEARING ACT OF GAY SELF-ANALYSIS” – IndieWire
“A WARM, TENDER AND HEARTFELT LOVE STORY” – NYC Movie Guru
“CICADA WILL STAY WITH YOU LONG AFTER THE CREDITS ROLL” – Vogue
“ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED PIECES OF QUEER CINEMA OF RECENT TIMES” – The Jam Report
After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben (played by co-writer/director Matthew Fifer) decides to go “back on the dick.”
The winning, critically-acclaimed new comedy-drama-romance Cicada follows Ben, a young bisexual man, as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam (Sheldon D. Brown), a man of color struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben’s past begins crawling to the surface – putting their still burgeoning romance in jeopardy.
Co-starring Bowen Yang, David Burtka, Scott Adsit and Cobie Smulders, the film is a smart and deeply thoughtful crowd-pleaser that has been earning rave reviews from critics. “It is a film of love and loss, great pain but also immense joy, with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences,” said the director. “It is a secret told, a wound exposed, and a promise that even in the dark, it’s never too late to cry out.”
Watch the trailer for Cicada below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD January 25th.