Weekend Trailer

Production Still from Weekend

After watching an unpromising Warrior, this film Weekend looks a little better. Instead of resting my hopes on mere homo-eroticism, here is actual homosexuality.

As director Andrew Haith says in the press kit:

I wanted to tell an honest, intimate and authentic love story. I wanted to express that feeling of both fear and excitement that comes with the possibility of something new. I wanted to watch these two guys slowly fall for one another, fall for each other’s differences almost as if they were uncovering missing pieces of themselves. I wanted to capture those moments that two people share when they truly start to engage with one another, gently focusing in on the struggles at the core of their characters.

Based on the trailer, this film looks promising.

On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend – in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex – that will resonate throughout their lives.

WEEKEND trailer from Andrew Haigh on Vimeo.

The movie will be released on Sept. 23 at the IFC Center in New York City. On Sept. 30 it will be released at the Sunset 5 theater in West Hollywood and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. It will also be On Demand via Sundance Selects. So I guess I know how I will celebrate the end of the baseball season.