Screening of "Weekend"

  • June 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Bill's condo

"Weekend"

2011 British

Audience Award at SxSW & Jury Prize at Outfest 2011

This is a fascinating movie - not so much for its plot or its action or even it location (the industrial north of England).  It's about how human beings, in this case gay men, emotionally connect and then discover that connection can mean different things to each of them.

The movie unfolds in "real time" (48 hours) as two young men meet in a gay bar in Nottingham, go home together and end up having a revealing conversation that continues as they interact with other people and activities over the next two days.  "Weekend" is a moving and poignant look at how relationships develop, how people fall in love and what that does and doesn't do to their lives.

L.A. film critic Kenneth Turin says, "The exceptional performances by the film's two stars (Tom Cullen and Chris New) are nuanced, delicate and deeply felt from the first moment we see them to the last."  He also points out the film's "unblinking sexual candor."

 

The trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GYFIwAURH4

 

27-minute interview with the director:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMXcU4PA6VE

 

Please arrive at 6:00p for drinks, socializing and tasty Chinese food dinner.

Movie starts at 7:00p (1 hr, 37min)

$5 donation at the door for food

 

 

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  • Steve

    Hi Bill........there is a possibility of my missing dinner.........and if I do.......I will still pay the $5.......which I did the last time I missed dinner too.......when I was in Santa Barbara. I will not be late to the movie though! I may be able to make dinner. Plan for me.......I'll pay the $5........and you'll just have some left overs for lunch if I don't make it. Looking forward to seeing everyone and the movie!!! : )

    June 4, 2013

  • Joe from N.

    Bill - I will be at the Getty earlier Sunday, so not sure exactly when I will be there. Looking forward to seeing you guys and the movie!

    June 4, 2013

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