- Ends Thursday, Nov 8Dir. Ira Sachs, USA, 2012, 101 min., R, HDOfficial Website
A chronicle of addiction (both to crack and to love), this semi-autobiographical work (you can read the other side of the story in Bill Clegg's 2010 work Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man) is an elliptical portrait of a decade in the lives of two men and the countless emotional wounds they've inflicted on themselves. Unflinching and unusual, Director Sachs (Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life) offers the viewer a jagged look into the joys and sorrows of love, and a visceral and pitiless gaze into the heart of human need itself. With an exquisite Arthur Russell score.
“A nuanced portrait of emotional turmoil, persuasively acted, richly sensual one moment, wrenching the next ...” – Bob Mondello, NPR