This Close: Season 2

Director: Stephen Cone & Jordan Firstman
2019 | USA | 87m
Expected Guests: Creators/Stars Shoshannah Stern and Joshua Feldman

One of the funniest and most endearing queer dramedies on TV, Sundance Now’s This Close made waves for its groundbreaking representation of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and Frameline is pleased to present the world premiere of the first three episodes of Season 2.

Written with a potent mixture of humor and heartache by Deaf creators and co-stars Joshua Feldman and Shoshannah Stern, This Close yanks us into the frenetic and fabulous lives of Michael and Kate. Watch as they fall for—and squabble over—impossibly cute boys, all the while fielding casual discrimination and fighting for careers in a world oblivious to their everyday needs.

Directed by Stephen Cone (Princess Cyd, Frameline41; Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, Frameline39) and Jordan Firstman (Men Don’t Whisper, Frameline42; Call Your Father, Frameline41) and co-starring Nyle DiMarco, Millicent Simmonds, Cheryl Hines, and Marcia Cross, This Close offers a universal language of infectious humor and deeply relatable (and often very gay!) drama for the Deaf and hearing communities alike. Join the series creators for a post-screening discussion of this beloved, pioneering second season.


This program is in ASL and English with English captions. An ASL interpreter will be present for the introduction and Q&A. 

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  • Premiere Status: World