Ben (Matthew Fifer) meets Sam (Sheldon D. Brown) browsing-cruising the Strand bookstore bargain bin in CICADA, a collaboration between the film’s co-stars. The actors brought their own histories of trauma to the screenplay, which Ben powers through with a steady flow of wisecracks and Sam negotiates with caution. Shot through what seems like an endless golden hour, CICADA is also a love letter to New York, celebrating the kind of freedom and spontaneity that has largely gone missing over the last seven months.
As part of Newfest 2020, CICADA—directed by Fifer and Kieran Mulcare—screens this weekend at the Brooklyn Drive-In, preceded by a Brooklyn Boys program of short films. A post-screening Q & A with the filmmakers is also scheduled. See link below for details.