2013 Festival Catalog

Dear Festival Programmer,

Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to present the following new titles with festival screening rights now available:
Leather
Directed by Patrick McGuinn
Country: US
Runtime: 101 min
 

Shot with a spot-on 1970s aesthetic and featuring a gorgeous folk soundtrack, Leather is an entertaining and erotically charged tale of modern gay urbanites forced to adjust to country living.  When New Yorker Andrew hears that his estranged father Walter has died, he travels with his boyfriend Kyle to the cabin in the Catskill Mountains where his father spent his final years.  Upon arrival, Andrew is shocked to find his childhood friend, Birch, is living in the cabin and spent the last few years being mentored by Walter.  Birch spends his days fishing, practicing carpentry and making items from leather.  Though Birch embraces a peaceful lifestyle free of modern technology, his presence leaves Andrew with conflicting emotions - regret, jealousy, suspicion and possibly desire.

 

 

 

Xingu
Directed by Cao Hamburger 
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 102 min
 

From the Producers of City of God comes Xingu. The film tells the incredible story of the Villas-Boas brothers - Orlando (Felipe Camargo), Cláudio (João Miguel) and Leonardo (Caio Blat) – and the events leading up to the creation of the Xingu National Park, the first major Indian reservation in Brazil. It salvages a forgotten and dramatic moment in Brazilian history that remains up-to-date and urgent still today.

 

 

 

Aleksandr's Price
Directed by Pau Masó
Country: US
Runtime: 108 min
 

Aleksandr is an illegal Russian immigrant who's living alone in New York. Traumatized by the death of his mother, Aleksandr struggles to make ends meet and ultimately turns to escorting.  As he descends into the dark world of the New York sex trade, he must also come to terms with who he is.  But will his search for himself and a stable home come at a price?  Writer/Director/Star Pau Masó presents a raw and darkly sensual portrait a young man who's pushed to the edge of society and his own sanity.

 

 

The Falls 2
Directed by Jon Garcia
Country: US
Runtime: TBD (in post-production)

 

This sequel to the beloved and bittersweet The Falls picks up five years after the doomed romance between Mormon missionaries RJ and Chris.  Though their lives have taken radically different paths, the death of a mutual friend unexpectedly reunites the two men at a time when both are attempting to establish their adult lives.  As old feelings of love and regret are rekindled, RJ and Chris must once again confront their seemingly impossible love.  Will their reunion prove that they're fated to be together, or is it merely a temporary fantasy?

 

 

 

I Am Happiness on Earth
Directed by Julián Hernández
Country: Mexico
Runtime: 122 min 

 

Emiliano is a solitary boy who looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, blurring the line between reality and his imagination.  The story he is filming intertwines with his daily life until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Though at first confused an alone, he realizes his world can be manipulated to his desires.  This beautifully surreal look at a young boys blossoming creativity pulses with sexual tension and dreamlike beauty.

 

 

 

Laurence Anyways
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Country: Canada
Runtime: 161 min

 

The third film from acclaimed director Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats) is an epic and visually stunning tale of impossible love.  Laurence, a French teacher and soon-to-be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Frédérique. But on the day after his 35th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman, asking her to support his transformation.  The film follows the course of the couple's on-again, off-again relationship throughout the 1990s. 

 

 

 

Longing Nights
Directed by Tiago Leão
Country: Spain/Portugal
Runtime: 70 min

 

20-somethings Aitana, Pierrick, Rita and Jorge spend their nights trying to be a little less lonely in the city of Madrid.  Aitana is a sweet girl trapped in a man's body; Pierrick is a handsome French gay man; Rita doesn't much care about her partner, Carolina, and walks through life with no expectations; Jorge is trapped in a doomed relationship with Maria.  Set against a background of drugs, sex, multiple partners and differing sexualities, Longing Nights follows the individual stories of these young people.  A candid portrait of four relationships highly loaded with eroticism from beginning to end. Four stories told with no borders between fiction and reality

 

 

 

Mr. Angel
Directed by Dan Hunt
Country: US
Runtime: 68 min

 

Shot over six years, Mr. Angel chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender advocate, educator and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. Buck has survived addiction, homelessness, suicide and relentless opposition to his gender expression. Still, he lives his truth without compromise or apology.  This feature length documentary explores Buck's moving story to understand the complexities of someone who overcame incredible obstacles, then shamelessly sought the spotlight and its backlash, to share his message of empowerment.  An inspirational story of rare perseverance and an unlikely hero.

 

 

 

Peyote
Directed by Omar Flores Sarabia
Country: Mexico
Runtime: 70 min

 

Pablo, a shy teenager, meets Marco, who is a few years older than him. Together they go on an impromptu road trip to the Mexican desert, a trip that will make them face what they mean to each other. This experience will turn Pablo's life around: his points of view, his strength and his own sexuality. Two guys and a video camera that will record their friendship, struggles and the possibility to find another destiny.

 

 

 

 

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