Looking for relief from today’s 100 degree temperatures? You won’t find that at any of these sizzling hot Friday night films movies. Our theaters may be air conditioned, but these films guaranteed to steam up the cinema when they play NewFest TONIGHT. Consider yourselves warned.
August. Directed by Eldar Rapaport. Years after dumping Jonathan and moving to Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and tries to make amends, but nostalgia for their failed relationship hints that feelings may still be there. The only catch? Jonathan is now happily dating Raul, a gorgeous Argentinean immigrant who, unlike Troy, seems to have his life together. Eschewing the typical love triangle, the story instead delves into the men’s lives while exploring the way lives are dictated by choices playing out over time. Playing today at 5PM at SVA Theatre, in Chelsea; and Saturday at 7PM, Cinema Village. Co-sponsored by Cinemarosa.
In Their Room – Berlin. Directed by Travis Matthews. Shot over the course of just one day, Mathews documents the stunningly hot sex lives of several gay men in Berlin, “some coupled, some single, some hooking up.” Through conversations with friends, lovers and tricks, Mathews presents a surprising array of gay intimacy through his sexy Berlin subjects. Two shows at Cinema Village: Tonight at 10:30PM; and tomorrow at 10:15PM. Co-sponsored by The L Magazine.
Harvest. Directed by Benjamin Cantu. Marko is a reclusive agriculture student studying in the countryside, unsure of his future. Enter Jacob,l tension peaks with an encounter in a barn that causes Marko to distance himself from Jacob, until they’re reunited on an intimate trip to Berlin. Knowing their future is at stake, the boys are forced to make a life-changing decision. Playing tonight at 10PM, Cinema Village.
Advocate for Fagdom. Directed by Angelique Bosio. From “Hustler White” to “Raspberry Reich” and “LA Zombie” to “No Skin Off My Ass,” queercore filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has proven one of the most prolific and provocative contemporary queer filmmakers. From interviews with the legend himself and those who know him well, “The Advocate for Fagdom” explores the life of Canada’s answer to John Waters. Features interviews with Vaginal Davis, Gus Van Sant (“Milk”), John Waters (“Pink Flamingos”), and Harmony Korine (“Gummo”). Playing tonight at 8:30PM, Cinema Village.
Going Down in LA-LA Land. Directed by Casper Andreas. Adam (model Matthew Ludwinski) is a fresh-faced, optimistic Adonis hoping to make it big in LA. After a degrading first job, he lucks out and lands a gig in film production, but he soon finds himself sucked into the world of delusional starlets, closeted celebs, and gay porn stars! Will LA eat him alive? Adapted from Andy Zeffer”s acclaimed novel, and featuring cameos by Judy Tenuta, Alec Mapa, & Bruce Vilanch, Casper Andreas’ latest is a sexy trip to Hollywood’s dark side. Playing tonight at 10:30PM, SVA Theatre.
And then tomorrow… don’t miss…
The Seminarian. Directed by Joshua Lim. Ryan, a closeted gay seminarian, is working on a thesis dealing with love as a gift from God nearing the end of his studies. During this volatile time in his life, Ryan gets caught up in a troubled relationship with another man which, together with his struggles with friends and family, calls into doubt everything he has known about faith, hope and love. Playing tomorrow, Saturday July 23 at 11:30am, Cinema Village.