I also want to note that Philly has my favorite program synopsis of the film so far:
“Artful and melancholy, The Lost Coast is a distinctly American take on a European art film. Taking inspiration from Antonioni, Truffaut and Godard, director Gabriel Fleming has created an intimate film overflowing with emotions. ...[plot description]... Shot with elegance and precision, Gabriel Fleming’s artful film will reverberate in your soul.”
This coming Sunday The Lost Coast will be playing at the Outfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Los Angeles. Please come and see it! It's a big theater (430 seats), and I'd like to fill it. Bring your friends! Tell people you think would be interested!
The Lost Coast Sunday, July 13, 7PM Regency Fairfax Theatre 7907 Beverly Blvd (at Fairfax) (Valet parking available in front of the theater for $5)
Interesting news item today on the new-distribution-model issue I've been boring you with. The Sundance-winning film Ballast has dropped out of their deal with IFC, in favor of self-distribution, because they figure they'll make more money that way . Read the article here.
Also, a gloom-and-doom article from last week in IndieWire about the changing landscape of indie film distribution. Read it here.
Gabriel’s features films, One Thousand Years and The Lost Coast, both premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and besides writing and directing he also works as a producer, such as on upcoming features A+D and My Movie Girl, and as an editor of indie features and reality television, such as America’s Next Top Model and MTV’s Making the Band.
American micro-cinema meets the European art film, The Lost Coast is a haunting look at sexuality, repression, and friendship. Mark, Jasper and Lily are high school friends, now in their early twenties, reuniting on Halloween to experience the otherworldly costumes and sexual charge of the public celebration in San Francisco's Castro District. Unsatisfied with the spectacle, the trio wanders the city in search of ecstasy, and Mark and Jasper are forced to confront their secret sexual history--a silent past that Mark, who is gay, never got over, and Jasper, who is straight, never acknowledged. Internationally critically acclaimed, The Lost Coast premiered in competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and won best feature film at NewFest: the New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.