Based on Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s critically acclaimed young adult novel, this evocative story of friendship and self-discovery brings a feeling of sun-kissed nostalgia to the classic coming-of-age tale.
In late 1980s Texas, lonely Mexican-American teen Aristotle meets the free-spirited Dante by chance at a local swimming pool. Drawn to each other and bonding over their curious names, an all encompassing friendship soon blooms. Carried beautifully by the natural chemistry between its two leads, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a tender and moving film about finding your place in the world.
Content warning: contains depictions of homophobic violence and discussions of transphobic violence
“A beautiful, multi-layered coming-of-age tale. Don’t miss this gem.” – Queerguru
“Fans of Heartstopper-style slow-burn romance will eat up this tender film’s subtle charms.” – The New York Times.