Film: Pit Stop
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Pit Stop, a contemplative exploration of the parallel lives of two gay men in a small Texas town, captures the emotional isolation and quiet hope of finding love far away from big city gay life.
Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationships he still maintains with his ex-wife and their daughter. Across town, Ernesto is in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, and spends much of his free time visiting his former lover in the hospital.
Both men sleepwalk through the routine of their lives, hesitant to take any bold steps toward change but maintaining a flickering hope of finding romance and true happiness. When Gabe and Ernesto finally meet, having endured their individual heartbreaks, they face the possibility that they might actually be meant for each other.
Director Tan has crafted an understated gem marked with sparse dialogue and quiet action, enabling a delicate unfolding of this optimistic, subtly powerful story.
Guest in attendance
Texas Grand Jury Prize, 2013 Dallas International Film Festival