Jonathan (Tuc Watkins) -- a handsome businessman -- flies into San Francisco and hires a young hustler (Devon Graye) to accompany him a road trip to the Grand Canyon, with a catch: he must role-play as someone named "Brandon." On the road, "Brandon" comes to realize he's playing a vital role in the recreation of Jonathan's lovelorn past. As the hustler digs for clues, Jonathan insists that he stick to the role he was hired for. Eager to leave his own past behind and feeling a strange connection with his unique client, he sheds his own identity and plays the part. An amorous game of obsession and manipulation commences, as these two broken souls get closer to their destination.
PACKED WITH DVD EXTRAS!
Director and Crew Commentary; Making Retake - Behind the Scenes; Post Screening Q&A's from Out on Film Atlanta and Newfest NYC; Tuch Watkins Interview; Director Short Film - Passenger.
"Beautifully acted and directed with great sensitivity." --Huffington Post
"Forsakes the usual entirely to carve out it's own path." --Edge Media Network
"Carving out some distinctive new territory in the well-trod world of queer cinema." --Hollywood Reporter
Sometimes the path to redemption is paved in sin. James, 18, has been released from juvenile detention after serving time for his involvement in the suspected drowning of a young boy in a river years earlier. Ravaged with uncertainty, dealing with an estranged family and forced to face the dead boy s mother, James is set upon a journey of self discovery, shocking revelations and danger as questions surrounding the boy s death brim to the surface. Old friendships are questioned, family ties are tested and lives are put on the line as James must find his path to the truth. It s a path that will lead him Downriver... TONS OF DVD EXTRAS: Director Commentary; Neon Skin (short film) The Wilding (short film) Deleted Scenes; Interviews with Cast and Crew and MIFO-Miami Screening Photo Gallery.
"...visually arresting." --Hollywood Reporter
"...a tense, visceral mystery." --RogerEbert.com
"...a visually stunning piece, with superb performances and an utterly gripping story." --The Conversation
After turning his back on a life of violence as the top boy of a legendary South East London firm, Mitch leads a peaceful existence with his family in suburban London. But beneath his aura of respectability are the echoes of a darker past. Echoes that erupt when a new generation of ruthless criminals, led by Adam, begin to wreak havoc on Mitch's old turf. DVD Special Features: Behind the Scenes and Casting the Roles
Tommy and Gary are criminals engaging in grand thefts in order to make ends meet. They are opportunists and have no fear. After a routine robbery goes awry, the friends are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. As Tommy's relationship flourishes with his new girlfriend Scarlet, his economic hardships become obvious. Scarlet proposes a notion that will make all their money troubles vanish -- the heist of a half a million dollar painting. With just a short window of opportunity, Tommy and Gary design an ambitious plan, one that will ultimately determine their fate.
Roy Tunt is a quirky loner who spends his days in a “hide” – a secluded seaside shelter where he watches and documents the many species of birds that pass over the shoreline. One gloomy day, his meticulous routine is interrupted by the arrival of David, a mysterious man on the run from the police. Though Roy is at first hostile towards the intruder, the two men gradually let their guards down and find themselves engaged in deep discussion through which they form a strange bond. But as the police draw near, both Roy and David unleash their dark sides, and the escalating tension pushes them to a tragic conclusion.
A tense, minimalist drama, this psychological game of cat-and-mouse takes audiences into the minds of two men who live on the outskirts of society. Featuring riveting performances and a darkly lush aesthetic, The Hide is a stunning feature debut from director Marek Losey.
82min | Not Rated | English | Dolby Stereo | Region 1 | VCF277 | 853937002773