Synopsis: A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many times but the characters in this version are very endearing.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Oliveras
Production: Regent Releasing/Here Films
  12 wins.
114 min

What's the matter with you?

You look perfectly calm.

Oh, Mary Garrison

from the New Yorker is here.

Did you say hello?

Earth to Danny!

This is what you wanted, isn't it?

Yeah, of course.

It just doesn't seem real yet.

I told you they were going to sell.

I'm proud of you.

They're just paintings, Danny.

You painted them to sell them, right?

I mean we talked about this.


We talked about this.

Yes. We talked about it.

We all talked about it.

You, me, Dr. Kaplan.

125 dollars an hour.

We all talked about it.

Then go get yourself a drink

or take one of your pills.

...or do whatever the f*** you need

to do to straighten your head.

Because I expect you

to be professional.

Stop mopping and acting

like it's a funeral, okay?

Go talk to some people.

I don't need a babysitter, Dad.

This is such bullshit.

I'm not going to have

this conversation, Carter.

This is not negotiable.

Whatever. What else is new?

I thought you agreed

we'd give this school a chance.

It's only until Monday,

then I can go back.

Right, and you'll stay with Miriam

this weekend.

without getting

into f***ing trouble, all right?

F***ing bullshit!

Why can't I just stay by myself?

Because you just got suspended,

all right?

I can't trust you for sh*t,

that's why.

Bottom line is that this Boston trip

could mean a huge promotion for me.

I'm not going to let you f*** that up.


I swear, I don't know

what's wrong with you sometimes.

You want to compete,

and you want your freedom...

...and you want to be taken seriously.

But you act like a moron, a vandal,

and a little f***ing punk.

What kind of stunt was that

you pulled back there?

- It was a joke!

- Mm-hmm.

I'll be back on Monday.

Like you're not always bragging.

...about all the sh*t

that you used to do.

Right, Carter.

Well, the difference

between you and me is.

I'm all grown up

and you're still just a little punk.

Well done.


I don't think Nancy had wings.

when she came in

this morning, Danny.

She looks better with wings.

The idea of this exercise

was to give it a realistic treatment.

But that's not

what I wanted to draw.

I'm aware of that.

But in your portfolio

you'll need something.

...that demonstrates

that you understand a realistic style.

The admissions jury

is very particular.

But don't you think

they're sick of seeing.

...everybody's boring figure drawings?

They're not looking

to be entertained, Danny.

What they're looking for

is discipline and technique.

- Well, hello there.

- Hey.

- Hey.

- Hi.

- How are you doing?

- Good.

Carter, say good morning.



I really appreciate this.

I can't thank you enough.

Oh, don't be silly.

I'm happy to do it.

- You doing okay?

- Yeah.

I actually have a number

to one of those meetings.

when I'm not there,

so, that's good.

- But, I have to go.

- Okay.

You stay out of trouble, all right?

- And I'll see you guys on Sunday.

- Sure.

I don't want to get

a f***ing phone call from you.

while I'm gone, all right?

Do you have some coffee, Stephen?

I was just about to put a pot on.

I'm actually okay.

I'm running late.

So, if anything happens,

give me a call.

- You bet. Good luck

- Okay. Stay out of trouble.

Come on.

Why can't I just draw her

with wings?

Do you want to argue with me.

...or do you want my help

in getting you in?

You see things in a singular,

profoundly creative way.

But you have to know the rules

if you're going to break the rules.

Mrs. Martin, sometimes I think

you're the only person that gets me.

Artists are rarely understood

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David Oliveras

David Oliveras is an American director who won "Best Director" award at the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and "Outstanding First Dramatic Feature" at the Los Angeles Outfest for his 2008 debut feature film Watercolors. The script of the film was also written by Oliveras. His only other release is the 2006 5-minute short FantasyLand shot in Venis, Los Angeles. more…

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