Twins Edmund and Gary Entin, who grew up in South Florida, presented their new film, Geography Club, Thursday night at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
Edmund wrote the screenplay; Gary directed. The Entin twins, 27, are gay and now live in Los Angeles. They are sons of well-known Fort Lauderdale attorney Alvin Entin.
After the screening Gary and Edmund (and two of the film's producers) answered questions from the audience at O Cinema in Miami Shores. The twins posed with members of the Alliance For LGBTQ Youth in North Miami, the community sponsor of Thursday's presentation.
From the Geography Club website:
Based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling critically acclaimed novel, Geography Club is a smart, fast, and funny account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams, and values. 16-year old Russell is still going on dates with girls while having a secret relationship with football quarterback Kevin, who will do anything to prevent his football teammates from finding out. Min and Terese tell everyone that they're just really good friends. And then there's Ike who can't figure out who he is or who he wants to be. Finding the truth too hard to hide, they all decide to form the Geography Club, thinking nobody else in their right mind would ever want to join. However, their secrets may soon be discovered and they could have to face the choice of revealing who they really are.
The film is produced by Michael Huffington (Arianna's ex) and presented by Shoreline Entertainment.
The film festival continues through Sunday. Click here for program information.
Click here for more pictures from Thursday's screening. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.