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by Travis Mathews

USA 2017, 80 min.

A haunting past threatens to undermine one man's journey toward emotional peace.

After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, the drifter plots his revenge, all the while navigating through the perilous land of mascualine fragility in modern-day America.

Cast & Crew

Jonny Mars, Atsuko Okatsuka, Joy Cunninham, Jordan Elsass, João Federici

Producers: Don Swaynos, João Federici, Jonny Mars, Travis Mathews, Chris Ohlson, PJ Raval

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Festivals

World Premiere: Berlinale 2017 - Panorama

Guadalajara IFF 2017

Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT FF 2017

San Francisco IFF 2017

Appalachian Queer FF 2017

Off Camera IFF 2017

Frameline 2017

Outfest Los Angeles 2017

GAZE International LGBT FF 2017

Vancouver Queer FF 2017

BUT FF 2017

Austin Gay & Lesbian IFF 2017

Perth International Queer FF 2017

Oslo/Fusion IFF 2017

Raindance FF 2017

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2017

NewFest 2017

Panorama of European Cinema 2017

LesGaiCineMad 2017

Denver FF 2017

Mix Brasil FF 2017

exground FF 2017

Santo Domingo OutFest 2017

Fish&Chips FF 2018

ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT FF 2018

Brisbane Queer FF 2018

Awards

Special Mention by the Experimental Film Award jury - ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT FF 2018

Travis Mathews

Since 2000, Travis Mathews has been working as a director, screenwriter, editor and producer. Most recently, Mathews collaborated with James Franco to make the docufiction, Interior. Leather Bar. Of the film, The New York Times said it was “one of the sharpest, best surprises” of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film screened in over 75 festivals internationally, including Berlinale and Rotterdam, and was released theatrically by Strand Releasing in early 2014.

Mathews’ feature narrative debut, I Want Your Love (2012) about a group of gay San Francisco friends, premiered at the Frameline Film Festival, screened in dozens of international festivals, and was called “a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men” by filmmaker, Andrew Haigh (Weekend). In 2014, Mathews was an OUT 100 recipient and a two time SFFS/KRF grant recipient.

A self-taught filmmaker, Mathews’ body of work focuses on gay male intimacy and masculinity, and is informed by a Masters in Counseling Psychology.

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