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When Gabe and Jonathan fall in love in the 1940s, they decide to spend their life together in secret. But as the times changed, so died the couple - who were eventually able to express their love openly. When Jonathan unexpectedly passes away years later, Gabe is faced with the dilemma that many LGBT elders encounter when they move into retirement homes... going back into the closet.

Reasons to Buy

  1. This award-winning short film was highly acclaimed on the film festival circuit. Not it comes to DVD for the first time ever!
  2. Jay Renshaw and Ryland Shelton are adorable as young lovers Gabe and Jonathan, Jerry Bornstein is heartbreaking as the older Gabe and Matthew Ladensack is a director to watch.
  3. Cutting back and forth between a puppy love romance in the 1940s and the harsh realities faces by LGBT seniors today, this is a moving film that will connect with a wide variety of audiences.


  • Director: Matthew Ladensack
  • Writer: Matthew Ladensack
  • Length: 29 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Sep 16 2015
  • Production Year: 2012
  • TLA SKU: 1754954
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 854555004705
  • Catalog #: DR36195302


3 Reviews for Apple Tree, The

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Review by Robert O'Neill

By: Robert O'Neill
In-House Review - Mar 26 2014
An award-winning 30-minute short, The Apple Tree is a romantic drama with an important social message.

Gabe and Jonathan fell in love, secretly, in high school - stealing kisses when backs were turned. They were separated briefly. Gabe w... Read More

Review by Chuck B

By: Chuck B
This should be required viewing for all gays and bis over 50. It is a preview of what we have to look forward to...It is also a beautiful love story. As a 63 year old, I realize that within a few years, I will be in Gabe's situation of lack of resp... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
Even though I have already reviewed "The Apple Tree", I discovered while watching it again, that there is so much that I did not say. Let's have another look.

Gabe and Jonathan fell in love in the 1940s and they decided that it would be th... Read More

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