American Vagabond

  • Susanna Helke
  • Finland, Denmark
  • 2013
  • 85 min
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James ran away from his parents’ home because they didn’t accept that he is gay. He tries to find refuge in San Francisco with his boyfriend, Tyler. They thought they would find a community in the world’s gay Mecca. Instead, they end up sleeping in a park and panhandling in the city’s gay neighborhood. They find themselves stranded in a world of homeless people and the community of other kicked-out queer youth. Eventually, James has to face his past and the place he has left behind.

Credits

  • 85 min
  • color
  • DCP
Director
Susanna Helke
Production
Cilla Werning for For Real Productions Oy
Co-production
Radiator Film ApS
Cinematography
Susanna Helke, Marko Luukkonen
Editing
Niels Pagh Andersen
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