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|World and Time Enough|
Actors: Gregory Giles, John Patrick Marin, Jennifer Jordan Campbell, Adam Mikelson, Bernadette Sullivan
Director: Eric Mueller
Genres: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Mark`s a radical artist-activist, Joey`s a garbage collector. Together, they sift through the detritus of family obligations, HIV status, temp jobs, and the unavoidable, inexplicable fact that, in spite of everything, they... more »
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A good, likable gay indie
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Worthy of a second look
cturtle | Atlanta, GA USA | 07/11/2000
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