Dir. Travis Mathews, USA, 2012 TICKETS
THURSDAY 12th APRIL 9.30pm
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Tickets: Hackney Picturehouse. £8
+ short Mates (dir. Antonia da Silva) before the feature
**JOIN US FOR OPENING DRINKS FROM 20:00 AT THE HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE FIRST FLOOR BAR. FILM AT 21:30**
‘I Want Your Love’ is an unapologetically voyeuristic insight into the sexual and emotional interactions of a young man, Jesse, and his extended group of friends, as he struggles to take responsibility for himself after years of treading water in freewheeling San Francisco.
In his first feature length film, Travis Mathews builds on the experience of making his ground breaking ‘in Their Room’ series of shorts, which laid bare the intimate and erotic lives and obsessions of young gay men in Berlin and San Francisco.
‘I Want Your Love’ deals with the complexities of contemporary gay identity with candor and empathy. The sex is real but so are the actors’ emotions. Mathews effortlessly mixes the erotic with believability, no easy task. But its Mathews’s solid yet informal script and screenplay and sensitive direction that marks ‘I Want Your Love’ out as an important moment in queer cinema. Opening the door for a new wave of gay filmmaking, sharing small yet poignant personal stories.
Much like Andrew Haigh’s ’Weekend’ Mathews’s ‘I Want Your Love’ explores the possibilities for queer cinema to deal with the subtleties of gay life. His bold unapologetically realistic portrayals of gay sex are a refreshingly honest reflection of the contemporary gay experience. Coupled with beautiful but low key cinematography and a rocking soundtrack.
Time Out’s Ben Walters will be introducing the screening and leading a post screening chat with Travis Mathews.
Out There magazine is all about bringing you the best of global queer culture, we are therefore very proud to present Travis Mathews. A ‘one-to-watch’ film maker that we feel represents a very welcome breath of fresh air, and will continue to grow and tell our stories with honesty and wit.
‘I Want Your Love is an intense, intimate film with a fantastic soundtrack and stunning visual beauty that will haunt you long after the final scene.’ -Scott Heim author of “Mysterious Skin”
‘Intimate, sexy and unflinchingly honest, I Want Your Love is a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men’ – Andrew Haigh, Director of Weekend