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Wednesday, March 5 - Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspired by the mythology surrounding the highly controversial 1980 film, Cruising, starring Al Pacino – in which, 40 minutes of sexually explicit material was forced to be cut out – filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to re-imagine the lost footage. Assembling a mix of gay and straight men, including Val Lauren (The Salton Sea, Live from Baghdad) in the lead role, the result is a provocative exploration of the importance of the radical and transgressive in society and the value of engaging with the unfamiliar.

Program will include two shorts:

THE FEAST OF STEPHEN (5 min., dir. James Franco)

I WANT YOUR LOVE (14 min., dir. Travis Matthews)

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Distributor Strand Releasing
  • Director James Franco & Travis Mathews

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