October 22

107 MIN

Frank is an intelligent, cynical, sometimes insecure English teacher at his local high school. He lives with his supportive parents and his very teenaged sister. Most weekends, he acts as a beard for his closeted best friend Lorraine, but soon develops a romantic interest in old friend and fellow teacher, Judy. The film follows his later-in-life journey through romance and modern dating culture as a man with muscular dystrophy. More than this, Catching Up is about struggling against a world of rigid gender roles for those who, for various reasons, don’t fit the mold. The characters here are not rendered as inspirational caricatures, but as real people, with the right to be just as moody, vulnerable, and complicated as anyone else. -ST

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