Cast: Thor Silverfox, Quinton Chastain, Philip Young, Anne Chastain, Michelle Malkasian, Laura Watkins, Bert Jackson, Diana Bigelow
Director Stephen Taylor will attend the screening
Two teens rediscover aspects of the friendship they held in youth along with new feelings against the backdrop of a small Northwestern US logging town. Kevin Begins to emerge from depression and isolation with Mike back in his life. Kevin’s mother, a fundamental Christian, finds encouragement and hope in her son’s changes; his father is only suspicious of them. Both parents wish Kevin were more like his older brother who is off at war in the desert. Woven with a classic myth, the story illustrates budding sexuality, deception, and tragedy.
“For my first feature, I wanted to illustrate the contrast between beauty and destruction in this small-town logging community, and I wanted to make a film that told a literal tale of young, gay love, but clearly symbolized 2 aspects of a classic personality.
I have admired the styles of filmmakers such as Robert Bresson and Jon Jost, and I wanted to use digital media to realize ambiguity. I wanted to resist the tendency toward many cuts and a fast pace so easily afforded by current technology. Using only local, amateur actors, and shooting entirely on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, I wanted to avoid sensationalistic drama and simply tell the myth.” – Stephen Taylor