Happy Birthday, Gemini

1980
105.0'
CA
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  • United Artists
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Based on Albert Innaurato’s staged 1970s off-Broadway comedy, Happy Birthday, Gemini is set in a blue-collar neighbourhood of South Philadelphia. Coming back home for the first time after a few years away for school to celebrate his 21st birthday, Francis Geminiani is confronted by the latent homophobia of his neighbourhood. During the anniversary festivities, a cast of characters, ranging from his divorced working-class father to his next-door neighbor and her overweight son clash with Francis’ new waspy college friends. As both of his worlds converge, Francis is forced to articulate his unexpressed affection for his male classmate, to the dismay of his family and friends.

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