The movie adaptation of Brent Hartinger’s critically-acclaimed novel “Geography Club” debuts in select theaters across the United States on Friday, November 15. It was initially released on April 27, 2013 at the Newport Beach Film Festival and has been met with generally favorable reviews.
The film is set to roll out in fifteen cities across the US and Canada beginning November 15, anchored by screenings in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. On the same date, the film will be available nationwide on iTunes and On Demand.
Described as a “smart, fast, and funny” account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams, and values, “Geography Club” revolves around the lives of the students of various sexual orientations at Goodkind High School.
Over the course of the film, a group of students form an after-school club to discreetly discuss feelings about sex, identity, and experiences. Cameron Deane Stewart stars in the lead role as Russell, with Justin Deeley of “90210” starring opposite. Supporting cast members include Nikki Blonsky, Meaghan Martin, and Scott Bakula—who is also featured in the new gay HBO series “Looking.”
Under the direction of Gary Entin (the screenplay was penned by his brother, Edmund Entin), the film has already won a Los Angeles Outfest Audience Award for Best Feature Film.
“This universal story of each of us finding our true selves will resonate with anyone who attended high school for decades to come,” producer and co-founder of the Huffington Post, Michael Huffington, told press.
Curious to know more before its release? Check out the official trailer for “Geography Club” below: