Courtesy Fresh Shrimp Productions
Sometimes fact is more touching than fiction. Jeff Fine '83 says the film Cherry
which he wrote and directed, is based loosely on his experience at
Brown. Kyle Gallner, above, plays Aaron, a young and sheltered
engineering whiz who is effectively driven from his Perkins Hall dorm
room by his Don Juan-esque roommate. Aaron, meanwhile, is smitten with
an older resumed-education student in his drawing class (played by
Laura Miller, above right) but things get complicated when her
fourteen-year-old daughter (Britt Robertson) falls for him. Although
set at Brown, Cherry
was shot at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.
Despite its unfortunate title, it's a funny and ultimately moving story
of a boy becoming a man on many levels.