New York Premiere
Dir. Jaki Bradley, USA, 2019, 86 mins
Fire Island during the early summer off-season makes for a perfectly isolated setting for this singular comedy-thriller. When lonely lawyer Joseph (Ramon Torres, who also serves as writer/co-producer) ventures out to The Pines for the first time, he is drugged and mugged, and witnesses a murder on the beach. After he is found and taken in by a group of friends (featuring a boatload of familiar faces, including Sheldon Best and the hilarious Larry Owens) he quickly acclimates, but then begins to wonder: who can he trust? This taut thriller offers a delightfully gay spin on the classic whodunnit formula and features excellent cinematography from Alexa Wolf, who manages to capture the beauty and brightness of beaches and mimosa-drenched brunches as well as the darkness that always seems to be lurking underneath this story’s well-toned surface.
Writer: Ramon O. Torres
Cast: Ramon O. Torres, Myles Clohessy, Sheldon Best, Larry Owens
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