“Mala Noche” by Gus Van Sant

“Mala Noche” by Gus Van Sant

Mala Noche

Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge
Prd Info: 78 mins, Drama, West Germany, 1986

[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjzmk4kPkqo[/youtube]

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Made for $25,000, the 1986 debut film from Gus Van Sant, MALA NOCHE, tells the story of Walt, a convenience store worker in the rough end of town. Walt likes Mexican boys, and meets Johnny, a sexy migrant who speaks no English. He harbours not only sexual but romantic feelings for Johnny, but the immigrant distances himself from Walt’s lustful advances. Dejected, Walt initiates a mutually beneficial relationship with Johnny’s friend, swapping money for sex, while secretly longing for Johnny. The film progresses from there into an array of loosely defined relationships, unbalanced by age, language, race, sexuality, and money.

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Queer Screen Film Fest 2013 screening

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2013
Venue: The Newtown Hotel, 174 King Street, Newtown, NSW
Time: 2:00 pm