"The beauty of the footage is undeniable, and the aimlessness never overstays its welcome as the film documents that strange stretch in our lives when nothing seems to matter more than the present moment, suspended in a sort of idle immortality" -Variety
Critics' Pick! "Modest, lovely" -New York Times
Recommended! "Lush, stilled, but never becalmed... Pavilion is what personal movies are in the process of becoming" -NewCity Chicago
"The film hinges on our openness to the simplest moments... a lovely sonatina of a movie, brief and aching" -TimeOut Chicago
"Captures adolescence at its most wistful" -Chicago Reader
Pavilion is an impressionistic coming-of-age movie which follows a laconic teenager (Max) who moves from an idyllic lakeside town to his father's home in arid suburban Arizona. With mesmerizing imagery of hot summer bike rides and cool lake-bound dives, Pavilion captures the reverie of youth and the fragility of adolescent friendships. As its elliptically constructed, elusive narrative gathers force, Pavilion creates a deep and ethereal world, showing us an innocent way of life coming apart at the seams, constructing an indelible image of the enigma of youth.