Mixing threads of family tragedy and coming-of-age, Adam Garnet Jones’ LGBT drama “Fire Song” is an emotional journey of self-discovery and healing. The film earned noticeable acclaim after its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and it went on to be a festival darling at the 2015 ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. With the film’s Toronto release set for May 13, Indiewire is excited to debut the exclusive new trailer for the drama above.
Marking Jones’ debut feature, “Fire Song” tells the story of a gay Aborigine teenager who is forced to make a difficult decision regarding his family’s future and his own. After the young man’s sister commits suicide, he must debate whether to attend university like he originally planned or stay back at home and help his family recover from the tragic loss. Wolfe Releasing picked up the drama for U.S. distribution earlier this year, with plans for a DVD, VOD and digital platform release sometime in late 2016.
“As LGBT people we all know how hard the coming out process can be,” said Wolfe Rleasing president Jim Stephens. “Seeing films that depict this time in our lives can be an invaluable, inspiring and even life-changing experience. Adam Garnet Jones’s Fire Song is a beautiful achievement and we’re extremely proud to have it join the Wolfe library of LGBT cinema.”
Watch the trailer above. No specific U.S. release date has been set.