reelout Programmes

Thursday January 29 - 7pm - The Screening Room

Yen Tan/USA/2008/87min


Critically-acclaimed director Yen Tan directs a sensually contemplative and beautifully scripted story about the sexual tension that builds between two men brought together by the death of their mutual friend. When Mark dies unexpectedly, his best friend Jeff is left to put his affairs in order. Sorting through Mark’s email, Jeff discovers his intimate online correspondence with Andrea, an Italian man about to embark on a trip to Dallas to meet Mark for the first time. After breaking the news to Andrea about Mark’s death, Jeff nonetheless encourages him to still make the trip. As the two men meet and begin to learn more about Mark from one another’s perspective, their mutual love for Mark becomes entangled with the chemistry they feel for each other.

Preceded by:
Kali Ma/Soman Chainani/Canada/2007/14min
When a suburban Indian mother finds out her beloved son is the victim of a vicious bully, she delivers her own brand of vigilante justice.

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