Based on an original screenplay written by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS staffer Brian O’Donnell, Akron is a family drama about two college freshmen in the Midwest, Benny and Christopher, who meet playing football and begin a sweet romance. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their love and their close-knit families. Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family’s ability to come to terms with the past.
Just released on DVD, Akron has screened in more than 20 film festivals around the world and has won several awards, including Best LGBT Feature Film and Audience Favorite.