“A deeply romantic film, assured of the pleasure that one person can find in another, but rooted in the quirks and textures of contemporary British life.” - Samuel Wigley, Sight & Sound

“Its seeming aimlessness makes it that much more real, deftly avoiding romantic cliches and sentimentality, thereby creating something infinitely more beautiful and moving.” - Mattie Lucas, From the Front Row

“Naturalistic without being ineloquent, heartfelt yet unsentimental, WEEKEND is the rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true.” - Eric Hynes, Village Voice

Sunday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. | In the deeply romantic WEEKEND, a brief encounter between Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) transforms into a weekend of profound connection. One of the most widely beloved queer romances of the 21st century, Andrew Haigh’s (ALL OF US STRANGERS) film received praise for its unpretentious exploration of both the transient nature of a hook up and the transformative power of true connection. Called the “rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true” by the Village Voice, WEEKEND is a poignant and sensual portrait of modern gay life.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Grand Jury Award, L.A. Outfest
Winner - Audience Award, San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Nominee - Outstanding Film, GLAAD Media Awards

Hot & HeavyLeave your inhibitions at the door and unclutch your pearls: the Film Center’s screens are sizzling with the 10 sexually liberated films of Hot & Heavy. A carnal exploration of desire, passion, and physical dexterity, Hot & Heavy encourages audiences to indulge in the erotic—not as forbidden fruit, but in a celebratory embrace of what turns us on in a safe space that respectfully recognizes the cinematic power of all things bodily bawdy. Content consideration: these films contain explicit sexual content (obviously). View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu