In UT alum Joshua Tate’s short drama Guest Room, Glee’s Lauren Potter and Michael Iovine star as two young people with Down syndrome whose intimate relationship becomes a cause of concern for the former’s parents. Joshua Tate previously directed Michael Iovine in the 2014 feature Love Land, which focuses on the trials and tribulations of several people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in an East Texas town. Guest Room will screen during the SXSW Film Festival as part of the Narrative Shorts Competition package at 11 a.m. March 14 at the Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 11:15 a.m. March 15 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, and 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Alamo South Lamar.
Aired: Feb. 26, 2015
Web sites: http://www.guestroommovie.com/ and http://sxsw.com/film