Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Happy Sad

The Happy Sad, dir. Rodney Evans, 2013, USA, 87 min. 
Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 pm @ Castro (world première!)
Qfest Philadelphia: Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm @ Ritz East 2
Outfest Los Angeles: Saturday, July 20, 1:30 pm @ DGA
opens in theatres Friday, August 16, 2013, at IFC Center (NYC) & Sundance Sunset Cinema (L.A.)

Ummm … awwwwkwaaard …
Stan, Annie, Aaron, and Marcus
Aaron (Charlie Barnett, Chicago Fire, Private Romeo, Gayby, Men in Black 3) and Marcus (Leroy McClain, The Adjustment Bureau) are an established gay couple toying with the idea of an open relationship. Stan (Cameron Scoggins) and Annie (Sorel Carradine, daughter of Keith Carradine) are also a couple, uneasily feeling their way into the intimacy of having been together for a few months. Annie decides she needs to take a break from their relationship, and makes up the excuse that she’s now dating her (female) coworker Mandy. Stan goes on the rebound with Marcus, finding that there might just be something to this same-sex dating idea, but Marcus quickly realizes that he wants more than “no strings attached” sex, immediately breaking the one ground rule that he and Aaron set up for their non-monogamy. The characters intertwine in several more ways, as they try to figure out sexual identity, monogamy and polyamory, and where they fit in with all of the above. Beautifully written and acted, with some great music by Cameron Scoggins and his friends in The Whiskey Collection, under the direction of Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother [Frameline28]). Highly recommended, a Must See.

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