Happy Hour/Film Screening: Bodies of Water
Bodies of Water
Starring Ellar Coltrane from Boyhood
Film Screening at 7pm followed by Q&A with writer and director David Lykes Keenan, Bar – Champagne Punch, Xmas Sangria, Appetizers – Bohemian Bread Basket w/ 2 cheeses and fruit.
Marsh is 24 years old, and he struggles with a tormenting secret. Feeling disconnected human relationships others take for granted, Marsh treads water in the often painful doldrums of everyday life. One night, a spark ignites Marsh’s imagination of what could be and he embarks on a private quest until the time comes for the boldest move of his life.
Bodies of Water is a simple story of a young man isolated from the rest of humanity by profound shame and his fear of absolute rejection. It’s about love at first sight. It’s about seizing the moment.
It’s about overcoming one’s fears to reach out to another human being. It’s about longing for acceptance and the possibility of love.
As the filmmaker, I hesitate to call this a “gay film”. Yes, Marsh is gay but the young man he ultimately meets and who is poised to change his life, may or may not be. This is left for the audience to decide. Marsh’s struggle of loneliness, isolation, and his desire for a genuine human connection is universal.
Ellar Coltrane will play Marsh. The world watched Ellar grow up before its eyes, literally, in the award-winning film Boyhood. He is emerging as one of the brightest young actors of his generation. Ellar and I have known each other for eight years. We have forged a strong friendship and a unique bond which we will dig into to find the emotional core of the film.