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Screening and Q&A: I Want Your Love, September 13

I WANT YOUR LOVE

film screening followed by a conversation with director Travis Mathews

Thursday, September 13, 7pm

Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street

Free and Open to the Public

Director Travis Mathews’ debut feature, I Want Your Love, follows aspiring artist Jesse (played by charming tattooed newcomer Jesse Metzger) as he counts down his final days in San Francisco before begrudgingly moving back in with his father in Ohio. I Want Your Love is a raw film that captures genuine moments with a keen, voyeuristic eye. From booze -fuelled house parties to afternoons in the park, the film covers, with surprising clarity, such familiar topics as moving in with a partner, open relationships and hooking up with friends.

Respondents:

Jasmine Rault, Assistant Professor of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College

Tavia N’yongo, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University

“I Want Your Love” seems a conscious effort to take back gay sex on film from the pornography industry and show comfortable, nonperformance-oriented lovemaking among men who have genuine affection for one another.

–Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Intimate, sexy and unflinchingly honest, I Want Your Love is a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men

–Andrew Haigh, director of WEEKEND

Sponsored by the School of Undergraduate Studies and Media Studies in the New School for Public Engagement and the Arts at Eugene Lang College.