I Want Your Love
USA  2012, 70 min

Employing a cast of fearless actors, director Travis Mathews offers up a sexually graphic, but ultimately touching film that follows the bed-hopping adventures of a small group of San Francisco hipsters.

With the award-winning short film I Want Your Love (a selection from last year’s festival), writer/director Travis Mathews presented something all too elusive in gay cinema: a realistic, completely unsimulated sex scene—as romantic as it was titillating. This year, we’re thrilled to present the filmmaker’s new feature-length adaptation. The drama follows a small group of gay friends centered around a young artist named Jesse. Out of cash, Jesse is reluctantly planning to leave San Francisco, his home city for the past ten years, and return to the Midwest. Above all, he does not want to leave all of his close friends. On his last night in town, his pals decide to throw him a wild going-away party. Soon, flirting ensues, relationship dynamics are questioned and hidden attractions become apparent—leading to several pairings and some incredibly entertaining sex scenes that celebrate the messiness and vulnerability of first-time encounters between friends. While the film features graphic depictions of sex rarely seen outside of pornography—real erections, penetrations and ejaculations included—Mathews injects a lot of humor and heart into the proceedings. The sex scenes feel honest and essential rather than shocking or gratuitous. With a colorful setting, unique cinematography and absolutely charming performances, I Want Your Love is a groundbraking American indie. -- Robert O'Neill

This Shorts Program Features:
( UK, 2011, 5 min , Antonio da Silva )
Ever had anonymous gay sex with someone you met online? It’s okay. Most of us have. We just don’t talk about it a lot. This kaleidoscopic short takes a graphic, unsimulated look at several seriously sexy hookups—cross-cutting between scenes of hot, hung men in action. This one is for adults only!

Purchase Tickets
Thursday, July 19, 9:30 PM
Ritz East Theater 1

Tickets at Venue
Saturday, July 21, 7:15 PM
Ritz at the Bourse

Festival Favorites:
Monday, July 23, 8:30 PM
Ritz at the Bourse

Tickets at Venue
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Philadelphia Premiere
Director: Travis Mathews
Cast: Wayne Bumb, Peter DeGroot, Ben Jasper
Screenwriter(s): Travis Mathews
Producer(s): Travis Mathews, Jack J. Shamama (Tim Valenti, Executive Producer)
Cinematographer: Keith Wilson
Editor(s): Bryan Darling, Travis Mathews
Print Source:
The Film Collaborative
Contact: Jeffrey Winter
Email: jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org