Nate, a gay 19-year-old film student, and Margaret, a 52-year-old spinster with a coffee mug addiction, are best friends in an odd, quirky, totally working kind of way…until Nate’s audacious classmate Darla sets him up on a date with James. Nate’s new romance shakes up his friendship with Margaret, who goes off on her own to pursue her lifelong dream of being a stand-up comedian. As Nate and Margaret attempt to navigate their new lives apart, they come to realize just how important true friendship really is.
Starring noted television actor and theater performer Natalie West (“Roseanne”, Bushwhacked), Tyler Ross (The Wise Kids), and Gaby Hoffmann (200 Cigarettes, Now & Then), Nate & Margaret shows that age really does not matter in the grand scheme of life, love, and friendship. Directed and co-written by Nathan Adloff, star of Blackmail Boys, Nate & Margaret is a tale as old as time, but a fresh twist as a 21st century gay Harold and Maude. Roger Ebert called the film “a smart, observant movie about two very particular people.”
Nate & Margaret had its world premiere as the closing night film in the FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival where it took home Best First Narrative and Best Actress Awards, will screen in the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Philadelphia QFest, and enjoyed theatrical runs at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and at Brooklyn’s reRun Theater in June.