Crossroads Award Finalists 2018

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LOVE IN YOUTH 

Directed By: Quincy Perkins

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English                                       

Rating: Late Teen / Adult (language)

Synopsis: Heather has left home to start college. She finds herself grappling with challenges common to any freshman: money management, self-discipline, focus… and a crippling crush. Eric is a charismatic boy with some precarious habits. He thrives on the attention of this pretty, innocent girl. As their romance deepens, Heather finds herself submitting to Eric’s penchant for petty theft, while suffering the pangs of falling for someone whose heart seems as capricious as the tides.

BALTIMORE RISING

 

Directed By: Caitlin Ward    

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English                                       

Rating: 

Synopsis: A young boy, sparked by an encounter with a tube of cardinal-red lipstick, grapples with his identity in a hyper-masculine world.

LOLA: GIRL GOT A GUN 

 

Directed By:  Emily Elizabeth Thomas   

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English                                       

Rating: 

Synopsis: LOLA: GIRL GOT A GUN is about a young girl searching for purpose and belonging in a conservative West Texas household. Will she become who her family wants her to be? Or will she become the bold and brave woman she desires to be? LOLA bares witness to a young and angelic girl who experiences the emotional weight of her mother’s abuse by her conservative NRA member father. The heaviness of the abuse permeates her home, and she searches for an outlet for her anger and fear. She feels that all is lost, until one day she wanders into her parents' room the morning after a particularly violent night. What she finds changes her worldview permanently: her father’s loaded pistol. She decides to keep it as her own, names it Lola, and paints it bubble gum pink. Now she has a secret of her own; the girl’s got a gun now – her very own defense – and nobody can take it away from her.