Writer/director Cory Krueckeberg’s film within a film, Getting Go, The Go Doc Project, will be heading to DVD courtesy of Wolfe on Aug. 5.
Even for those not into gay cinema, Krueckeberg’s concept here is well worth a look on its merits solely for its structure.
Consider this, Tanner Cohen is an actor, a real honest to goodness actor … the star of Krueckeberg’s award-winning Were the World Mine (released on DVD by Wolfe back in 2009) and the “Doc” of our story. They have a history; a rapport.
Matthew Camp is a real-life go-go dancer who has a following (and since making this film has branched out into other ventures). He works the club scene in New York as a dancer … he could easily be mistaken for a fashion model … lean, muscular and intelligent. He is the “Go” of our story.
Now whether “Go” is in on the concept or not (he could easily google the people he is meeting in the film and see that they are actors, filmmakers, etc.) doesn’t really matter. It still plays, which is pretty much like this … “Doc” is hot for “Go” and to get close to him he sets up a storyline about making a documentary on the New York club scene with dancers — specifically Matthew Camp — as the focal point.
His crew consists of himself and Krueckeberg (among others) filming their conversations (interviews) and interactions (which are progressive in nature).
In the end it does not matter if Cohen is in on the concept. The film works as a study in relationships at one level and conceptual filmmaking on another level.
Bonus features for this award-winning festival entry (Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival … and more) include a filmmaker Q&A session.
When the wheels begin to come off Cal (Kit Williamson) and Thom’s (Van Hansis) relationship in Los Angeles’ picturesque Silverlake area drama abounds. Drugs, sleeping around and love-love-hate relationship are all rip for the narrative.
Cal’s best friend, Kathy (Constance Wu) also gets in on the action with romantic issues of her own … you almost have to feel for her boyfriend, Ian (John Halbach) because she’s not exactly firing on all cylinders.
Bonus features include a blooper reel and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
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