Set in the Adirondacks in upstate New York, this artful
gay drama centers on the developing relationship between
two very different people: Seth (Gabriel Mann), a bored
20-year-old white man with a drinking problem and an obsession
to black culture (hence his blond dreadlocks) and Knowledge,
an African-American jail escapee simply looking for freedom.
Seth, who longs to leave his backwoods existence and study
art in New York City spends his time listening to rap and
hip-hop and reading, and interestingly, he's never has never
met a black person. When Knowledge (Lawrence Mason) suddenly
staggers into his world, dripping blood from a bullet wound
and wielding a gun, Seth is unfazed. The young man sequesters
him to a cabin in the woods to help nurse him back to health.
The two have an immediate culture clash, but eventually
form a relationship that wends its way through mutual curiosity,
awkward desire and passionate love.
While modest in execution, the film is both sincere and
involving and was the winner of the Best Feature Film Award
at the 1995 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay