11/22/2017 22:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater
United States 2017 81 min original version
by Travis Mathews
Script: Travis Mathews, DoP: Drew Xanthopoulos, Editors: Travis Mathews, Don Swaynos, Production: Revelator Productions, Producers: Jonny Mars, Travis Mathews, Chris Ohlson, Don Swaynos, Cast: Jonny Mars, Joy Cunninham, Bob Swaffar, Atsuko Okatsuka, João Federici, Ed Hattaway, Bill Johnson, Jordan Elsass, Maria Moya
“As a follow-up to INTERIOR, LEATHER BAR, the director takes a decisive leap forward with DISCREET, building Alex’s world with a rare blend of meandering and laser-beam focus. The layers of Alex’s revenge plan mingle with the layers of his pain to paint a menacing portrait of a deeply scarred individual. As the tension builds to its harrowing conclusion, and Alex begins to bare his teeth, Mathews pulls enough tricks from his sleeve to make DISCREET a worthy digression.” (Jude Dry, IndieWire)
Travis Mathews, born 1975 in Ohio/USA, has been working as a director, screenwriter, editor and Producer since 2000. A self-taught filmmaker, his body of work focuses on gay mal intimacy and masculinity, and is informed by a Master in Counseling Psychology. In 2013, he collaborated with James Franco to make a docufiction, INTERIOR, LEATHER BAR. The film was screened in over 75 festivals internationally.
Filmography: 2005 DO I LOOK FAT, 2009 IN THEIR ROOM SAN FRANCISCO, 2010 I WANT YOUR LOVE, 2011 IN THEIR ROOM BERLIN, 2012 I WANT YOUR LOVE, 2013 IN THEIR ROOM LONDON; INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR, 2017 DISCREET