Parallel Sons
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Parallel Sons
A young white man living in rural upstate New York tries to emulate the African-American culture he adores in this melodrama. Recent high school graduate Seth Carlson secretly dreams of being an art student in Manhattan. Because his father refuses financial aid he cannot and so ends up waiting tables in a small restaurant. In lieu of actually becoming an artist, Seth opts to affect their mannerisms, especially those of African American artists. He even dresses and speaks as they do. One night, as he is closing the restaurant, he is held up by an escaped convict, Knowledge Johnson. The convict… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A highlight of indie cinema in 1995"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Simply too adolescently overwrought to sit well with late '90s audiences, gay or otherwise."
‑ Bob Satuloff, Film Journal International
"it becomes impossible to excuse the many bad decisions the young friends make on their doomed path to freedom."
‑ Don Willmott,
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