Local Austin filmmaker Bryan Poyser (DEAR PILLOW) has got a new film that's garnering a lot of buzz at festivals and in the elite circles of independent American Cinema. His film, LOVERS OF HATE, was called by Karina Longworth of LA Weekly, "the most exciting American indie I've seen in a while." Not bad.
The story, about a pair of brothers trapped in a love triangle and the psycho-sexual and destructive results, makes for a great awkward comedy. The direction is creative, the acting in an affecting realist style, and the atmosphere tense but also absurd. Basically, it is the kind of movie that we should support.
Poyser's doing something nice for the Austin community over the next week. Thursday, at the Alamo South Lamar, Poyser's going to be in attendance at a special screening of his film as a benefit for the Austin Film Society. All profits from the show will go to AFS.
Starting next week, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Poyser will be bringing his film to the Alamo Ritz for three screenings. He will accompany the screenings with a Q&A as well.
This movie is really good. Check out this trailer and see for yourself:
Please come out and support local filmmaking in Austin.