It’s the start of the spring term in a small northern town, heralding swimming lessons, hanging out with best friends, new classes and new possibilities. But this year, things are different for 14-year-old Sam. While her friends are moving on, focusing on boys, experimenting with drugs, Sam is too uncomfortable to even take off her bathing suit in front of the other girls. After landing herself into trouble, she is forced to work as a cleaner at the retirement home run by her mother. Sam finds unexpected and unlikely friendships with two of the retirement home’s residents who end up teaching Sam a few things about growing up — and growing old.
WET BUM is preceded by a screening of veteran filmmaker Barry Avrich’s charming new short, RED ALERT: A young auburn-haired girl (Sloan Avrich) panics when she finds out that redheads may become extinct in only a century, in this charmingly comic short documentary from veteran filmmaker Barry Avrich.