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Twist

Rating:R (for disturbing sexual content, drug use, language and some violence)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:May 21, 2004
Running time:94 minutes
Cast:Nick Stahl, Joshua Close, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie, Michele-Barbara Pelletier
Director:Jacob Tierney
Producer:Victoria Hirst
Writer:Jacob Tierney
Distributor:Strand Releasing

Description: A gay re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist." Updated to current times, moved out of the poor house and onto the streets, the tale is told from the point of Dickens' character, Artful Dodger--now "Dodge." The prosaically beautiful Oliver falls into the hands of down-and-out young men. Dodge takes the young man under his wing and instructs him in the unforgiving arts of drug abuse and prostitution. As Oliver's innocence dissolves, both young men confront inner and outer demons and, strangely, it is Dodge who finds he cannot escape his past.

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