The coming-of-age romantic drama film is based on the book “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and directed by Aitch Alberto. Produced by Dylan Sellers, Chris Parker, Eugenio Derbez, Ben Odell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kyra Sedgwick, and Valerie Stadler.
The film stars Max Pelayo as Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza, Reese Gonzales as Dante Quintana, Eugenio Derbez as Jaime Mendoza, Eva Longoria as Soledad Quintana, Verónica Falcón as Liliana Mendoza, Isabella Gomez as Gina Navarro, Luna Blaise as Elena Tellez, Kevin Alejandro as Sam Quintana, and Marlene Forte as Tía Ophelia.
What is the Plot of ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’?
In 1987 El Paso, Ari (Pelayo), a teenage boy, forms an unlikely friendship with Dante (Gonzales), who teaches him to swim. Dante’s family invites Ari on a camping trip, and they bond under the night sky. Dante reveals his family is moving to Chicago, and Ari saves him from a car accident. Over the year, Ari adapts to school, explores his sexuality, and learns about his brother’s imprisonment. The Quintanas return and Dante’s hospitalization sparks Ari’s realization of his feelings. They share a moment in the desert, confessing their love.
‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ had a runtime of 96 minutes and premiered at the 47th International Toronto Film Festival on September 9, 2022. It was later theatrically released in the United States on September 8, 2023, by Blue Fox Entertainment.
When is the VOD release date for ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’?
The VOD release date for ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ is scheduled for November 14, 2023.
How can viewers watch the film after its VOD release?
After its VOD release on November 14, 2023, viewers can buy or rent ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ on digital HD platforms, making it accessible for streaming or downloading.
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