Lost Coast, The
Halloween Night in San Francisco's famous Castro is a time for celebration and revelry. And that is exactly what three young friends are in search of in writer-director Gabriel Fleming's beautifully rendered story of reunion, desire and regret. Jasper, Mark and Lily were great high school mates. Now in their early twenties, they reunite on Halloween for a night of sex, and good times. But simmering under the surface are pangs of what could have been - especially for the handsome, gay Mark and his straight and recently engaged pal Jasper, both of whom still long for each after a short-lived, teenaged affair and who have yet to find closure. The Lost Coast tells a breathtaking and poetic tale of friendship and isolation that resonates long after the final shot. It's a soulful, meaningful story told with artistry, intelligence and passion.