Interior. Leather Bar.

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Interior. Leather Bar.
Travis Mathews, James Franco, 2013
USA | 60 minutes

New York Premiere! Filmmakers Travis Mathews and James Franco in person for Q&A!

To avoid an X rating, 40 minutes of footage was cut from William Friedkin’s controversial 1980 S&M thriller Cruising. In a provocative re-imagining of this censored material, directors Travis Mathews (I Want Your Love) and James Franco create an explicit and steamy nonfiction film-within-a-film about gay sex and masculinity. As the straight lead, Val, prepares to assume the Al Pacino position, he is forced to confront his own sexual boundaries and discomforts, which flare as he pushes deeper into this iconic gay interior. The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Q-Rating: Explicit Sexuality 

Series: NewFest 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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