Pit Stop

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Written and Directed by Yen Tan

Produced by Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele

Starring Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, and Amy Seimetz

Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. Far from the gay centers of the world, director Yen Tan explores the complex and oft-forgotten lives of gay men in small-town America. The understated, contemplative nature of Ernesto and Gabe’s story is told from the perspective of an observer, allowing us—even if just for a moment—to understand what it means to be an outsider. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama. In a refreshingly quiet film, Tan’s protagonists never try to run away from their relatively hollow surroundings, but opt to fill life’s deepest voids with their tenacious confidence. – TOBY BROOKS [Sundance Film Guide]

 

80 minutes / HD / Color / USA

2.35:1 / 5.1 Surround (English & Spanish)

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