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Chicago Theatrical Premiere with filmmaker/writer Eric Byler and actress/co-writer Kimberly Rose-Wolter
"[Tre] sports juicy conflicts and prickly dialogue, though the directorial approach remains judiciously low-key" -Variety
"Byler has a knack for elegant composition, as well as the hazy middle ground between friendship and friendship with a sexual asterisk" -Chicago Tribune
An aspiring screenwriter, Kakela (Kimberly Rose-Wolter, Charlotte Sometimes) happily lives with fiancé-to-be Gabe (Erik McDowell) in a California loft. Their home is used as a temporary refuge by Kakela's friend Nina (Alix Koromzay), a married woman whose husband has recently cheated on her, and Tre (Daniel Cariaga), Gabe's best friend. The two houseguests quickly jump into a sexual affair, raising eyebrows around the house and Kakela's dislike for Tre, with his caustic wit, freeloading habits and open distaste for social institutions like marriage, initially pits him as her rival. But a strong attraction eventually develops between them when Tre proposes a series of experiments testing Kakela's loyalty to Gabe, and which, in turn, lead to an irreversible, startling chain of events that pushes the limits of friendship and trust.
Directed by Eric Byler, U.S.A., 2006, 35mm, 90 mins.
Cinechat: Filmmaker/writer Eric Byler and actress/co-writer Kimberly Rose-Wolter will be at the Facets Cinematheque for a Q&A after the 7 pm screening on Friday, Feb. 8 and the 5 & 7 pm screenings on Saturday, Feb. 9. Eric Byler will also be available after the 9 pm screenings on Friday, Feb. 8, Saturday, Feb. 9 and the 3 pm screening on Sunday, Feb. 10.