Thursday, July 19, 2012

FOURPLAY: Outfest 2012 news round-up...

Thanks LA and Outfest for treating FOURPLAY with such amazing kindness!  Here's links to good reviews and interviews:

Hammer To Nail - Outfest Round-Up
Hammer To Nail - Interview with director Kyle Henry and actor Paul Soileau
LA I'm Yours - Interview with Kyle

And a link to the best pan ever!  It contains the pull-quote we've always dreamed of ... "Fourplay should be banned!"  Wow!

Next stop, our Mexico premiere at the Guanajuato Int'l Film Festival's crazy Midnight Madness section late this Saturday (7/21) night after midnight (1AM).  So technically is early Sunday morning.  Check out festival link here for tix info or to pass onto friends in Guanajuato or San Miguel Allende.


Friday, July 13, 2012

FOURPLAY: This Sunday (7/15) @ Outfest!

A great review in Hammer to Nail's Outfest preview post, stating "No one is making films like Kyle Henry’s Fourplay these days. Its sunny, hyperreal tone and very American characters thrust into unabashedly sexual situations are reminiscent of the youth-oriented comedies of the post-hippie, pre-AIDS late-‘70s and early ‘80s—think Eating Raoul and Kentucky Fried Movie, or the TV show Soap."  Wow, Soap, we love that show!  

Plus an extensive interview with director Kyle Henry on the blog Los Angeles, I'm Yours carry us into FOURPLAY's Outfest premiere this Sunday, July 15th at 9:30PM at the Directors Guild of America theater in Los AngelesGet your tixs and more info here and come join the cast and crew from 7:30 - 8PM for a pre-screening reception in the atrium of the DGA.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FOURPLAY: Kyle and Carlos on LA's IMRU...

Listen to director Kyle Henry and screenwriter Carlos TreviƱo from FOURPLAY chat about the film on IMRU, the longest running LGBT radio show in America on LA's Pacifica outlet KPFK, via link here.    Skip to around 11 minutes to hear our interview and remember to get those tixs to FOURPLAY's Los Angeles premiere at Outfest on Sunday, July 15th at 9:30PM.  Direct link to tixs here

Monday, July 9, 2012

FOURPLAY: Frameline Q&A + LA Outfest tixs!

The wonderful Jim Fourrat of Reel Deal Movies sent this YouTube link to our post-screening Q&A at Frameline, featuring the amazing Chloe, the inspiration for the cross-dressing sex-work story in FOURPLAY, who is played by Paul Soileau, all participating answering your burning questions: 

Also, tell your LA friends about the Outfest scrning this Sun, July 15th @ 9:30PM at the DGA West, including pre-screening reception with cast and crew starting at 7:30PM.  Get your tixs here at this link:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4PLAY: Nice reviews post FRAMELINE...

Progressive Pulse says "... the final segment entitled San Francisco is absolutely wonderful...The excellent Paul Soileau as the film’s prostitute shows great compassion and humility..." Read more here.

Gay Sonoma says "Fourplay in the hands of a less talented creative team would most likely have devolved into exploitation. Fortunately, with talented Kyle Henry directing, the film's stories are brought to life with an astounding amount of both titillation and tenderness... we are indeed challenged by the scenarios and surprised by how the characters work through their situations. All four segments set us up in a rare, but somehow perfectly realistic circumstances, and end with twists we may have not expected, but leave us feeling completely fulfilled."  Read more here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4PLAY: SKOKIE - Jessica Hedrick Interview PT01

Leading up to FOURPLAY's screening at Outfest, here's an interview with the screenwriter of FOURPLAY: SKOKIE, the witty and sweet Jessica Hedrick. In SKOKIE, Gail, a closeted lesbian church choir member, pines for the wife of her Methodist pastor. When Gail offers to dog sit their nightmare of a dog, Myra, she works hard to win the pooch over, and ultimately accomplishes much more than that.  It's a bestial comedy of sexual manners!  Hence the photo above of Jessica on a camel.  - Kyle

What and/or who inspired you to write SKOKIE?

Coming on board the FOURPLAY project, I knew that Kyle was interested in exploring how "deviant" behavior manifests in everyday lives. The focus wasn't on the psychotic or criminal element, the fodder of real crime shows, that invite the viewer to take refuge in their own "normality." And as someone who came of age in the early 1990s, I was uninterested in glorifying or promoting the idea of a radical "otherness" for its own sake.

I have always been fascinated by the taboo of bestiality, especially as it emerges as s theme in art, paintings and poems from around the world. The "animal spirits" that live inside of us are projected onto the creatures who live in the wild. Here in New York, where there is very little "wildnerness" to speak of, animals take up an increasingly fraught role in our lives as cherished pets. We find in them sources of innocence, of unconditional love, and of utter comfort in their inhabiting of their bodies. I wanted to write a story that took off from these projections. Having been raised singing in a wonderful amateur church choir, I was drawn to that setting as a place to ground the "normal" characters as they embark on their journey. I wanted the audience to feel safe with these characters, and to be able to laugh rather than freak out as the events unfold.

Monday, July 2, 2012

FOURPLAY: LA's Outfest - Sun, July 15th @ 9:30PM!

FOURPLAY will have its Los Angeles' premiere on Sunday, July 15th @ 9:30PM at the Directors Guild of America theater.  For tickets, click here, which also includes access to a pre-screening cocktail party at the DGA starting at 8:30PM.  

Check out Outfest's Facebook event page link here for more info.  Please pass onto LA friends whom you think might dig our crazy film.