In November 1992, three groups of teenagers in three separate cities head to the movie theatre to see the film version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam, it's a last ditch effort to connect with something (actually, someone, the girl he's had a crush on for years) in his sleepy Florida town before he leaves for good. Passionate fan Sharon, on the other hand, skips school so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid friends (well, the friends of her only friend)-a seemingly silly indiscretion with shockingly dark consequences. And in suburban Chicago, Phoebe and Ollie just want to have a nice first-date (and maybe fool around in the dark) - if their friends and family could just stop getting in the way. Over the next two decades, this unforgettable cast of characters moves through Hollywood, New York, and the greener spaces between as they become interwined by friendship, love, sex, ambition, and tragedy.