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POV Season 26
Short Film | 07/15/2013 | 14 Mins

The short film xoxosms follows the modern-day love story of Gus, a home-schooled Christian guy from small-town Illinois who takes a chance and Facebook messages Jiyun, a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. The two meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other–online. Their two-year correspondence over email, iChat and Skype blooms into a long- distance relationship captured in instant messages and video-chat footage. When they decide to explore their romance offline, one wonders: Will online love work IRL (in real life)?

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