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Chris Culkin


Feature Screenplay

By Chris Culkin


While returning to the island some 40 years later, Howie reminisces about that extraordinary weekend on the Fire Island Pines back in 1978 when, along with his three friends, all with minimal understanding of gay culture, find themselves in this gay mecca while in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, Hannah, who has just left him for another woman. This journey of self-discovery unfolds on this magical island as he comes to understand the true nature of relationships, sexuality and the joy and respect of individual expression. A fun, sensuous look into the history of the Fire Island Pines, this adventure explores a community where one’s personal journey is devoid of external judgment as the power of love and friendship free the collective soul and take our foursome on a journey that will profoundly change the course of their entire lives.


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