BRIDGE AND TUNNEL – 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

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Long Islanders Sal, Terry, Nate, and Lina are childhood friends who grew up in post 9/11 New York, graduated high school at the peak of the War on Terror, and began adulthood amidst a global financial crisis. Now at the crossroads of their mid-twenties they find themselves unhappy with their places in life. Carefree Terry finds himself in trouble with the law as a result of a DWI arrest, forcing him to do community service with Kelly, a promiscuous classmate from high school. Sanitation worker Sal lives with his unwitting wife Meghan in an apartment by the beach, but as they struggle to start a family he begins to yearn for the life he had as a teen. Nate has a bachelor’s degree in communications but works as a bartender at his Uncle Sean’s pirate-themed pub, where he quenches the thirst of countless barflies and occasionally takes a crack at finding love. Longing for a new beginning as she continues to mourn the loss of her father who died in the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Lina ends her nine year relationship with Eric, a recent law school graduate with mounds of student debt, and moves to New York City. Equal parts provoking, routine, and juvenile, these lives intertwine over the course of a year as they struggle with adult responsibility, love loss, and the aftermath Hurricane Sandy, ultimately pushing each others lives forward while remaining stagnant on Long Island.