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EMO the Musical

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7:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Telus Forte

Neil Triffett's debut feature, EMO the Musical, is a cheerfully subversive take on Romeo and Juliet's tale of teenage star-crossed lovers that swaps warring families for battling high school bands.

After being expelled for faking his own suicide, Ethan enrols in a new school and sets his sights on joining its only Emo band, the appropriately named Worst Day Ever, who are preparing for the Battle of the Bands competition. Complications ensue when Ethan falls for Trinity, the lead singer of the rival Hope Group, a Christian folk trio. While the singing lovebirds try to hide their relationship, their fellow bandmates have their own secrets, including the Hope Group's young guitarist, whose conversion therapy doesn't appear to have cured him of his same-sex attractions.

As the band competition draws near, the teenage lovers are forced to make decisions that might cost them their friends, their place in school and, ultimately, each other.

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