Andrew Haigh 2011
Fiction Feature

Sunday Sep 18, 2011
Free with RSVP

Ace Hotel
Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York
20 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Take the N, R to 28th Street or the B, D, F, M, Q to Herald Square

7:00PMDoors Open
7:30PMFilm begins
9:10PMQ and A with filmmaker Andrew Haigh


This Show Presented in Partnership With
IFC Films
Ace Hotel
Free w/RSVP
Free w/RSVP

Weekend (Andrew Haigh | United Kingdom | 96 min.)

On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend - in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex – that will resonate throughout their lives.

“Perfectly realised—a bracing, present tense exploration of sex, intimacy and love.”
—A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“WEEKEND depicts a fleeting romantic encounter with delicacy and philosophical depth, but its chief appeal is simplicity. Revolving around a brief affair between two young men with vastly different perspectives on life, the film operates on a familiar dynamic; however, it works here thanks to the precise alignment of talented actors and a focused screenplay. Humming along on the commitment of its engaging leads, WEEKEND builds into a powerful encapsulation of an identity crisis over the course of three passionate days.”
—Eric Kohn, IndieWIRE

“WEEKEND is a work of surpassing emotional insight and artistic accomplishment. It’s about (yes) the human condition — and it’s already one of the best of the year.”
—Paul Brunick, Film Comment

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