Parallel Sons

Parallel Sons Information

Parallel Sons is a 1995 gay-themed drama film, written and directed by John G. Young and starring Gabriel Mann and Laurence Mason. It premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival,


Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a rural white young man with a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a sexual relationship that he explosively rejects.

Late one night, as he's closing the cafe where he works, a young Black man, called Knowledge, attempts to rob him at gun point, but faints from illness. Seth takes the man, who is an escapee from a nearby local youthful offender boot camp. he nurses him in a family cabin and they begin a tentative friendship. When the sheriff learns of Seth's harboring a fugitive, a confrontation looms. Relationships between fathers and their children dominate the subplots

Awards & Nominations

  • Won the Audience Award for "Best Feature" at the Frameline Film Festival (the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival).
  • Won Grand Jury Award at Outfest (L.A. Outfest).
  • Won Best Feature Award at Florida Film Festival.
  • Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

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