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October 21, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
directed by Tim Kirkman
(94 min., 2015)
What if “the one that got away” suddenly returned?
Passions re-ignite and hidden secrets are revealed when, Dean, a graphic designer in Los Angeles, gets an email, out of the blue, from Alex, an ex-lover he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years. The two decide to reconnect and, over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, they must determine whether or not they have a future together. A film about roads not taken, unfinished business — and the struggle to adjust to progressive lenses.
The film, to our eyes, is singular in its achievement: an adult, reflective gauging of middle-aged gay male life that is also witty, honest — and beautifully acted and filmed. The movie is so artfully structured, or that is to say, the weekend passes so convincingly: we get to inhabit the time Dean and Alex spend together, their history felt, their futures, possibly, open to possibility. The movie is so generous to its viewers: always engaging and never pandering, and never shedding the ache of romance.
Written and directed by TIM KIRKMAN, Emmy, Gotham, GLAAD and Independent Spirit Award-nominee. The Festival has been fortunate to have been able to share 2 films from Tim Kirkman before: the memoir/documentary DEAR JESSE which mapped what it meant to be a gay men in a state that had Jesse Helms as its Senator, and the moving drama LOGGERHEADS about one man dealing with AIDS while his family’s faith clouds their ability to accept him.
LAZY EYE stars Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and Aaron Costa Ganis. With Michaela Watkins
And this: award-winning producer TODD SHOTZ to be in attendance!
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The 31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival opens on Wednesday, October 12th and continues October 14-23.
The Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres in the UWM Peck School of the Arts.
The Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cream City Foundation, Wisconsin Gazette, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride, Jack H. Smith of Shorewest Realtors, Bronze Optical, and Joseph R. Pabst.