John G. Young Tarihi: 01/01/1970
The Village Voice called Young's first feature, Parallel Sons "...one of the best independent films of the decade." After its premiere in the Dramatic Competition at Sundance, it won Best Feature awards at the Florida Film Festival, OutFest and Frameline. It screened at over 40 national and international film festivals before it was released theatrically.Young's second feature The Reception opened in 2005 to rave reviews after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. The L.A. Times called it "polished, worldly and witty," while Variety called the film "effortlessly cosmopolitan." The New York Times said it was "quietly ambitious and memorable." The film won a Best Actor Award at OutFest and was released theatrically.Rivers Wash Over Me, Young's third feature film, premiered in 2009 as Newfest's Centerpiece. The film went on to play over 30 festivals garnering a Jury Award for Best Feature from The Chicago International LGBT Film Festival, and a Best Actor Award from OutFest. It made several top 10 lists for 2009.Young's most recent feature "bwoy" staring Anthony Rapp premiered in 2016 and will be released theatrically in 2017.