Directed by Yen Tan
Pit Stop takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and there’s Ernesto: a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. At the end, when Gabe and Ernesto meet for a one-nighter– having endured all the struggles and heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again–they face the possibility that they might just be meant for each other.
Shot in and around Austin, Pit Stop premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2013 and has been nominated for a 2014 Independent Spirit Award.
Presented as part of Arthouse Monthly, an ongoing series showcasing internationally acclaimed art cinema.
Run Time: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA