NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
BLACKMAIL BOYS is an exhilarating tale of love, extortion and moral hypocrisy. Written and directed by the mysterious Shumanski Bros., the Indie Memphis jury award winner and hit of the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival makes its New York theatrical premiere with a week-long run, January 28 - February 3.
After moving to Chicago for art school, Sam (Nathan Adloff, AUDREY THE TRAINWRECK) begins turning tricks to help pay the bills. His longtime, long-distance boyfriend Aaron (Taylor Reed, WRECKED) can't stand to be apart and joins him, determined to find enough work so that Sam can give up having sex for money. When the two decide to tie the knot and move to a state where they can marry, their financial worries intensify... until Aaron spies on Sam with a prominent client (Joe Swanberg, acclaimed director of HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS and UNCLE KENT), and everything takes a wicked turn.
Evocatively shot by Adam Wingard (cult director of POP SKULL and A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE), BLACKMAIL BOYS is a sweet and sexually explicit love story, bending genre with a touch of dark humor.
68 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated.
SCREENINGS: FRI 1/28 (7pm, 10pm), SAT 1/29 (7pm), SUN 1/30 (2pm), MON 1/31 (7pm, 10pm), TUE 2/1 (7pm), WED 2/2 (7pm, 10pm), THU 2/3 (10pm)
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Doors open 1 hour early. Last call 10 minutes before showtime
*** SHUMANSKI BROS. + JOE SWANBERG live in person at all screenings Friday, January 28
"[An] oddly endearing mix of graphic sex, young love and home-movie noir... BLACKMAIL BOYS rewards target auds with a high quotient of sexual explicitness combined with thesping of genuinely unaffected sweetness."
- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY (Jan. 27, 2011)
"BLACKMAIL BOYS is about more than extortion. It's also about double lives, the violence that can lurk inside those who cannot face themselves and the laudable quest for gay marriage in the United States... The directors and their talented cinematographer show remarkable technical facility with the barest of means."
- Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES (Jan. 27, 2011)
"Captivating images of intimacy... When the film takes a step back from its characters, letting them be, it achieves some kind of cinematic novelty."
- Diego Costa, SLANT MAGAZINE (Jan. 26, 2011)
"If you've ever wondered how Gregg Araki's cinematic sensibilities might fuse with mumblecore mopery, BLACKMAIL BOYS is your answer... enlivened by the Shumanskis' jarring, customarily graphic sex scenes and understated humor."
- Mark Holcomb, THE VILLAGE VOICE (Jan. 26, 2011)
What's on Tap at reRun?
Feb. 3 @ 7pm
(Vito and Stella Schnabel host a FREE preview dedicated to brothers and sisters, from IFC Films)
Feb. 4 - 10
"CAVEH ZAHEDI: I Don't Hate Reality Anymore"
(multi-film retrospective, including 2011 work-in-progress "Plot for a Biennial")
Feb. 9 @ 10pm
(FREE Blu-ray preview of the notorious cult phenomenon, from Severin Films)
Feb. 11 - 17
LOVERS OF HATE
Feb. 18 - 24
Feb. 25 - Mar. 3
EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW
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(December 2011) TRAVEL AND LEISURE hailed reRun, among 9 others, as one of "The World's Coolest Movie Theaters."
(February 2012) VARIETY says reRun "raises bar for indies" and is "among the only theaters in the U.S. that provides newfound theatrical and ancillary opportunities to films without a [distributor]."
reRun is reBar's independent cinema, located just down the hall from the restaurant. Featuring 48 reclaimed car seats, full bar, gourmet snack counter, and a 12-foot screen, reRun offers just the kind of intimate art-house theater experience you'd expect from the creators of the funky gastropub reBar.
reRun provides a large theater AV experience. An all-digital 1080p HD projector, coupled with a monstrous JBL 7.1 surround pro-audio sound system make the movies projected on the twelve foot screen come alive in a sparkling show. The bar features two rotating draft taps, a broad selection of bottled craft beers, a selection of sustainable, organic, and biodynamically farmed wines, a full liquor cabinet for your imbibing pleasure, and traditional and creative snacks created by reBar's Executive Chef Jeremy Leech.
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