Chris Narloch, Outword Magazine
Brad Craddock, ImageOut
Raymond Murray, QFest
SIGLFF Turns 20 With Strong Set of Eclectic Films
by Chris Narloch (09/22/2011)
Next up is the feature Morgan, and I thoroughly enjoyed this moving story of a recently disabled cyclist who falls in love with another man he meets on the basketball court.
Leo Minaya stars as Morgan, and the actor gives a winning performance as an athlete who has a hard time accepting that he is now wheelchair bound. When he falls for the equally attractive and athletic Dean, Morgan runs into trouble trying to balance love with his dream to return to racing.
Although the story is straightforward, the filmmakers are to be applauded for giving us a hero who is complex - Morgan is more than a little obsessive and has a self-destructive streak to boot.
Kudos to SIGLFF for showing this film, which features a poignant depiction of romance (and sex) between a disabled person and a non-disabled person. Don't let the subject matter scare you away, Morgan is surprisingly entertaining.