Sunday, Oct 16, 2011 2:45 PM
Out Loud examines the challenges and social conflicts faced by youth in a society ruled by rigid ideas and traditions. Set in modern day Lebanon, where non-traditional relationships are taboo, five men and one woman form a unique bond that allows them to transcend the strictures of Middle Eastern society, but not without sacrifice. Jason, a young man with the heart of a child, struggles to overcome the violent loss of his parents. Searching for someone he can identify with, Jason finds solace in an unlikely group of four male friends. When Nathalie, a visitor meets the five men, their lives are changed. They create a world where gay lovers are accepted for who they are and the barriers between men and women are gone. Their choices bring tragedy and heartache when the rebels’ families, unable to understand how centuries of cultural morality and tradition can be discarded so easily, get involved.
Dir. Samer Daboul, 2011, Lebanon, 102 mins. in Arabic and English with English subtitles