“The Last Straight Man:” Closeted gay Lewis throws a rowdy bachelor party for his straight best friend Cooper, on whom he has a secret crush. After the guests have gone, passions build and Lewis and Cooper go to bed together. The next morning, Cooper seems all right with what happened, but Lewis is left wanting more. He takes solace in a book of romance stories containing passages that seem to comically reflect his own dilemmas.
Four years later, the two men meet up again, as they have been doing every year since their initial hookup. Lewis struggles with his feelings for Cooper, who only seems to be interested in an annual sexual hookup, but as the years pass, the men’s relationship develops as they reveal significant events in their lives, and as sexual boundaries widen.
Now in its 18th year, FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place August 5-10, 2014. The Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. In 2013, Flickers screened 216 cinematic works in six days to large and appreciative crowds. The films screened came from 65 countries, and 36 states in the United States. During the 2013 Festival, there were 55 World and US/North American Premieres. A total of 21 Narrative Feature, 43 Feature/Documentaries and 152 Short Films were screened. Following months of adjudication and review, Festival films were selected from over 5,114 submissions.