Friday, June 21, 2013

Pit Stop

Pit Stop, dir. Yen Tan, 2013, USA, 82 min. 
Friday, June 21, 4:00 pm @ Castro
Thursday, June 27, 7:00 pm @ Elmwood

I’ve lived my entire life in big cities and suburbs, with only brief visits to the small towns of rural America. Pit Stop takes a peek into the lives of some folks in an unnamed town near Austin, Texas, and the pace of the film reflects the slower pace of small-town life. There is lots of room to breathe in many ways, but not much room for coming out of the closet. Gabe is living with his ex-wife and their daughter, showing a bit of a jealous streak as she starts to date other men while he yearns for the man who got away; Ernesto has a younger boyfriend who wants the adventures of the big city. The characters and their stories are complex and nuanced, and there isn’t a neat and tidy “everyone lived happily ever after” ending — that said, you’ll be sorry if you miss the last scene! Highly recommended.

Official website for Pit Stop: the movieFacebook page

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