DISCREET


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

After years in hiding and struggling to control his demons, an eccentric drifter returns home and discovers that his childhood abuser, the center of his pain, is still alive. Armed with this knowledge, Alex plots his revenge, all the while navigating the perilous land of masculine fragility in modern-day America. Flashbacks blur the lines between reality and fantasy in this thought-provoking, twisted mystery.

“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

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11/22/2017 22:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater






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