Love, Simon – Pride Movie Series

Welcome to week number two of our Pride Movie Series, as we celebrate Pride movie each Wednesday in June! We are joined this week by Megan Snow from the Aberdeen Pride organization in Aberdeen, SD to discuss the 2018 teen, romantic comedy Love, Simon. We discuss this year’s festival programming, the importance of Love, Simon as a modern teen movie, and the breakdown of each character and their arcs.

The Aberdeen Pride Festival is kicking off it’s inaugural event on June 12th at the Red Rooster in Aberdeen, SD. Events begin at 6 PM with live music, karaoke, and a late-night drag show! To learn more about this event and the Aberdeen Pride organization visit them on Facebook!

Love, Simon is a 2018 teen, romantic comedy directed by Greg Berlanti and stars Nick Robinson as a high school senior Simon who lives a normal, happy teen life except he has one secret…he’s gay. As Simon struggles to find a way to come out to his friends and family, he finds solace in a mystery love interest named Blue whom he begins to exchange emails with under a secret name. When he is threatened to be ousted by a social outcast, he must find a way to navigate his friendship, secret relationship, and struggles of high school. Love, Simon co-stars Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, and Logan Miller.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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