In this poetic debut feature, director Scott Boswell explores the pleasures and perils of losing and regaining oneself through the journey of a young, gay man in the wake of a traumatic breakup. Small-town Anthony follows his heart to San Francisco, eager for domestic bliss with new boyfriend, Stephen. Soon Anthony faces a waking nightmare as their volatile relationship reaches the breaking point. Isolated and financially strained, Anthony takes to the nighttime city streets where he meets a strange and alluring cast of hook-ups and wanderers. When he befriends a precocious, young street hustler named Gavin, Anthony finds the human contact he craves, yet his inner struggles continue to engulf him. Featuring a vérité-style portrayal of San Francisco’s grittier side, The Stranger in Us grips viewers with its heartfelt performances and intimate perspective.
Queering Saturdays: The Stranger in Us (2010)
The Stranger in Us (Scott Boswell, 2010, 107 mins)
Saturday, September 3rd 2011
5:00pm - 7:30pm at Open Space.