SAT NOV 12 - 7:30PM
"Forsakes the usual entirely to carve out its own path." -- EDGE MEDIA NETWORK
So begins the ambitious, risk-taking first feature by Nick Corporon (Empire, Frameline36), a film of romance and brooding suspense, with shades of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. The mystery of the real Brandon haunts the film for its duration. As the role-playing intensifies, the what and the who become captivatingly confused, as lines between fantasy and reality, desire and performance, blur. This is a perverse scenario, for sure, but these are also wayward souls, and their wounded humanity evokes genuine empathy. Grounded in the intimate complexities of authentic human relationships, Retake is a spellbinding journey of heartbreak and self-discovery. -- Curran Nault
"Beautifully acted and directed with great sensitivity." -- THE HUFFINGTON POST
Cruising the streets of the city, he finds what he’s looking for in a flirtatious young hustler played by Devon Graye, and a bold proposition is made: If this young man agrees to accompany Jonathan on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, he’ll get double his nightly rate, plus $1,000. But, there’s a catch: He has to role-play as someone named “Brandon” for the full ride. Eager to leave his life on the streets, he says yes, and an amorous game of manipulation and obsession commences.
With a seductive gravitational allure, Retake pulls viewers into a world of love, loss, and intrigue from its opening scenes. Handsome businessman Jonathan (Tuc Watkins) has returned to San Francisco with a mission. He’s on the hunt for a brunette who is “rough around the edges,” temperamental, and scented with just the right cologne.
"Carving out some distinctive new territory in the well-trod world of queer cinema." -- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
CLOSING NIGHT FILM! Sunday, Nov 6 - 6:30PM! Tickets: http://cincinnatifilmsociety.org