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Evan is a disaffected college student living with his wealthy boyfriend, Chris. Their social and financial disparities have made their relationship increasingly volatile. While sifting through old relics at an elderly man's yard sale, Evan finds an 8mm movie camera. The man offers to teach Evan how to use it if he comes back the following week. Upon returning, Evan meets the man's 43-year-old son, Peter. They strike up a conversation and Peter gives him reels of old movies - featuring a young Peter and his boyhood friend. These films touch a nerve with Evan. Their youthful flirtations and tenderness are uncomplicated and pure. Evan begins to live vicariously through the home movies and his friendship with Peter soon turns romantic. Evan's relationship with Chris splinters as he pushes for greater understanding of himself and the notions of family, love and fulfillment.

Reasons to Buy

  1. An emotional romantic drama that bridges the gap between two generations of gay men.
  2. The Surface is filled with beautiful imagery (and some pretty gorgeous guys too).
  3. This film comes from veteran gay filmmaker Michael J. Saul, the director behind Crush, True Love, Adults Only and Go Go Reject. You can also see a collection of his early experimental work on the compilation Scenes of Inquiry.

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  • Director: Michael J. Saul
  • Writer: Michael J. Saul
  • Length: 1 hrs. 18 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Dec 15 2015
  • Production Year: 2015
  • TLA SKU: 1767981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 631008076096
  • Catalog #: DV37030402
  • Custodian of Records:
    Ariztical Entertainment
    12400 Ventura Blvd. Suite 686 Studio City, CA 91604


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Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
I always look forward to film by Michael Saul and he always lets me know when he has something new so I was surprised when "The Surface" came out. I knew it was coming because I am on the film's Facebook page but I guess I was not paying attention. N... Read More

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