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BLOCK B | Duets 

Thursday, March 23 | 7 - 9 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

Screenings & Awards

Sundance Film Festival

Cast & Crew

NARRATIVE | 2001 | 16 min. 10 sec.


COUNTRY | United States

LANGUAGE | English

PRODUCERS | Katie Schiller, Patrick Murray, Russell Kahn


WRITER | Sam Max

CAST | Zachary Quinto, Russell Kahn


An unnamed figure picks up a young man in his car. As the two drive together, and settle into an austere rental house in the country, the details of their arrangement become guttingly clear.

About the Director

Sam Max (b. 1995, Pennsylvania) is a playwright and filmmaker. Beginning their career in theatre, their work is known for centering queer characters in “poetic spaces where death and dreams converge, making otherworldly encounters possible” (Suhrkamp Theater Verlag). As a young artist working in performance, their writing and direction became internationally recognized and performed at prestigious festivals in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Vienna, and Beijing. They are a recipient of the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, the Chesley/Bumbalo Playwriting Award, and a proud member of New Dramatists in New York and Suhrkamp Theater Verlag in Berlin. In 2018 they were named to the Young & Hungry List tracking “Hollywood’s Top 100 New Writers.” Chaperone is their first film.

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