Director Ira Sachs follows up 2014’s heartbreaking Love Is Strange with Little Men, the story of two tweens whose friendship gets fractured because of a conflict between their parents. When Jake (Theo Taplitz) move into his deceased grandfather’s place in Brooklyn with his folks (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle), he becomes fast pals with Tony (Michael Barbieri, fantastic in a breakout role), a gregarious wannabe actor whose mother (Paulina García) runs a dress shop downstairs. But the kids are forced to reckon with the adults’ animosity when Jake’s family tries to raise the rent on the store.
Little Men opens in Chicago theaters September 2, but The A.V. Club is giving residents the opportunity to see it early on August 31. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply enter your information here. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to secure a seat. See the trailer below.