Hot Sheet: Young, Cute, Dead

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the youth noir, Jamie Marks Is Dead, Patricia Clarkson in Last Weekend, and Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett.

BY Advocate.com Editors

August 29 2014 7:08 PM ET


7.  FILM: Jamie Marks Is Dead
Jamie Marks Is Dead is a ghost story that also serves as an allegorical tale of LGBT youth in small-town America. When the body of high school outcast Jamie Marks is discovered near a river, the life of Adam (Cameron Monaghan, Shameless) changes forever, particularly when he spies Jamie’s ghost (Noah Silver, The Borgias) shivering and nearly naked in the distance. Despite warnings from his love interest Gracie (Morgan Saylor, Homeland), Adam closes this corporeal divide, bridging a relationship between the living and the dead that is filled with longing and a love that dare not speak its name. Under Carter Smith’s direction, the film’s dramatic grip is tightened by its bleak and beautiful cinematography and a paper-moon performance by Liv Tyler, who, as Adam’s emotionally and physically crippled mother, embarks on her own curious relationship with a woman who almost kills her, played by Judy Greer. Jamie Marks Is Dead opens today. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds

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