Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Pit Stop


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 80 minutes

Pit Stop
Pit Stop
Pit Stop
Pit Stop

Big dreams sometimes struggle to survive in small towns. Ernesto still longs for romance even as he breaks up with a young, irresponsible lover. He hides in his menial job and still mourns a former lover, now comatose in a nursing home. Gabe, a successful contractor, is recovering from a break-up with another married man, but still lives with his wife in an open arrangement so they can raise their young daughter. The daily routines of their lives help to numb the dreams of fresh romance. But dreams do not easily die for these men and hope is what quietly keeps them going. Even in this small place, where the word “gay” isn’t openly spoken, they continue to yearn for romance. And when they least expect it, life may yet hold something wonderful for these deeply passionate men sleepwalking through life. Beautifully and poetically told, PIT STOP is a film about remaining open to the possibility of happiness even in the most unlikely of circumstances. –C.R.

Pit Stop

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

10% Cinema


American Independents Competition

Related Daily Postings
An Interview with "Pit Stop" Marcus DeAnda
Glimpsing the hidden sides

Yen Tan

Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele

Yen Tan, David Lowery


Don Swaynos

Principal Cast
Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Alfredo Maduro

Director Bio
Yen Tan was born in 1975 in Malaysia. He immigrated to the United States when he was 19 and is now based in Dallas, Texas. He is a writer and director whose films and shorts have won numerous awards at LGBT Film Festivals.

Select Filmography
"Happy Birthday" (2002), "Ciao" (2008) 33rd CIFF, PIT STOP (2013)

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