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Date Nite

Dir. JJ Shpall
16 Mins | USA
After the spread of a virus that preys on the biological impulse for romantic desire, life in America is forced to recalibrate to a world where feelings of love can trigger crippling physical consequences. But Jon was OG lonely, a desolate soul long before repression became the norm. Terrified of disfigurement, but more terrified of having never loved at all, Jon refuses to passively accept his loneliness, and dares to download a deep web dating app. Soon he matches with a woman equally desperate for human connection and they go ahead with a candlelit dinner for two. But when his unfettered feelings lead to stupefying incapacitation, he must reckon with perils of all he stands to lose.