TrustMovies has seen only one of the films to be shown (already shown, in fact: last evening) -- the opening-night attraction, FOUR, based on the decade-old but much heralded play by Christopher Shinn, adapted and directed by Joshua Sanchez (his first full-length feature) and acted by a talented and game quartet. I would imagine this film will have a theatrical release of some sort down the line and so will cover it at length at a later time.
Wendell Pierce, above, right, and Emory Cohen, left) and a high-school girl and the young man who's enamored of her (E.J. Bonilla, two photos up and below, right, and Aja Naomi King, below, left). One member of each couple is connected to the other by blood. Sexual preferences, race and class come to the fore, as do the ways in which we lie to ourselves, even as we make use of others. Shin and Sanchez are particularly adept at handling teen-age conversation and the fact that, so often, teens either do not know what they want or are simply incapable of owning up to it.
Marialy Rivas' acclaimed Chilean film YOUNG & WILD (below). Based on the life of co-screenwriter Camila Gutiérrez, the film -- said to be a sexually-charged, stunning and energetic look at family and youth culture in contemporary Chile -- was the recipient of the World Cinema Screenwriting Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.