UnLonely Film Festival 6


An elderly man gets a visit from his childhood best friend, who appears to him as a teenager.

Consider This

Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more. Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Share your thoughts in the comment section, below!

Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

‘I was interested specifically in exploring issues of aging in the LGBTQ+ community. I was also really drawn to the grandfather/granddaughter storyline.” Erik Gernand is a playwright and filmmaker whose award-winning short films have screened at more than 100 film festivals around the world including SXSW, Cinequest, Chicago International Film Festival, and Outfest. His films have been broadcast on IFC, PBS, and the Logo Channel and have been distributed by First Run Features and Strand Releasing. Erik is a senior lecturer in Radio-TV-Film at Northwestern University.   Website

Join The Conversation

What are ways we can encourage those closest to us to not hold back from revealing a part of themselves?


  1. Jessie Morgan

    What an amazing film and accurate portrayal of secrets that we all keep in our souls and hearts! It is very moving and also shows the connections of trust between grandparents and grandchildren. Thank you,

  2. Anonymous

    let them know you will listen and not judge

  3. Kathy

    Sundown was beautifully acted and directed. Wonderful story telling! Revealing an important part of ourselves – whatever that is – should never have to wait until the end of one’s life


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