March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Run Time: 80 minutes
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.
Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele
Yen Tan, David Lowery
Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Alfredo Maduro
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.
"Happy Birthday" (2002), "Ciao" (2008) – 33rd CIFF, PIT STOP (2013)
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