The Redhouse Arts Center

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center


Regional Film Premiere of Hooked

Dir. Max Emerson, 2017, USA, 90 Minutes

August 17th at 7PM Mainstage

Followed by a Q&A Panel and Meet and Greet with Director Max Emerson, star Conor Donnally, and other cast members.

In the United States, 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. RedHouse will commit the profits of this evening to Central New York organizations that serve homeless LGBTQ kids.

Redhouse is proud to present a timely, narrative, feature film debut from writer/director and Instagram superstar Max Emerson (@maxisms), which, with grit and humor, captures the plight of LGBTQ dispossessed youth in the United States.

Hooked tells the story of Jack: a homeless teenage prostitute with a smart mouth, impulsive tendencies and a bad boy swagger. He battles through a violent world of reckless johns desperately seeking a better life with his boyfriend. When a closeted older client enters the picture, Jack’s challenges mount as he is taken from the homeless shelters of Manhattan to the shiny but deceptive dream of a better life in Miami. The story depicts a harsh and tantalizing world where even good intentions can cause ruinous results.

Hooked director Max Emerson and star Conor Donnally will be joined on stage by RedHouse founding artistic director Laura Austin for this season’s opening comedy The Little Dog Laughed, September 7th -24th, 2017.