The conclusion of the four-week PrideArts Summer Film Festival is BOY MEETS BOY, a new feature film by German filmmaker Daniel Sanchez Lopez that has earned acclaim in international festivals and is set to enjoy a theatrical release in Europe. Sanchez Lopez’s film follows two young men – a Brit and a German – who meet online for sex, but who develop a deeper connection over one long night in Berlin.
Access to each program of shorts and to BOY MEETS BOY is $12.00, which will grant viewing of the program or feature purchased for a full week – allowing audiences greater flexibility in viewing the films at their leisure.
BOY MEETS BOY (Germany, 1:15) – August 8-14, 2021
Directed by Daniel Sanchez Lopez
Screenplay by Daniel Sanchez Lopez and Hannah Renton
Set in one memorable day during an unexpected brief romance in Berlin, Boy Meets Boy is a love letter to everything that can happen between two strangers. For Johannes, white and German, and Harry, Black and British, a shared kiss in a nightclub leads to a day spent ambling through the urban landscape. Their immediate intimacy and undeniable chemistry unfold against the ticking clock: Harry is leaving Berlin in a few hours. THE DIGITAL FIX says BOY MEETS BOY is a look at how the internet has transformed love and sex for the young generation…it’s a work that specifically tackles the disillusionment that gay hookup culture can cause. The film never takes its eyes off the root causes, rather than the symptoms, of this fatigue: as a result, it doesn’t feel judgmental or moralistic.”