Nathan (Bender) is a new kid in a rural town, living with his deeply religious parents (Scarwid and Ryan). He catches the eye of his neighbour Roy (Roeg), a classmate who helps him adjust to his new school, and while doing homework together they discover a mutual attraction, which they of course have to keep hidden in such a church-going community. And there are other issues in Nathan's life, including parental abuse and bullying from two of Roy's friends (Wayne and Beckman).
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Bansie-Snellman plays Nick, a homeless teen wandering the streets of Portland looking for blank walls on which to spray his graffiti tag: Rupture. Gathering both food and spray paint through expert shoplifting, Nick makes his way around town sullenly and wordlessly (for nearly half the film!) before he opts for a change of scenery and heads up to Seattle to see what's going on there.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.