Quinnford & Scout
Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 26, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Weekend

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
96 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/20/11
performer
Tom Cullen
director
Andrew Haigh
distributor
Sundance Selects

We gave it an A-

Boy meets boy in this low-budget, acutely observed relationship drama, a breakout hit at this year’s SXSW film festival. In the course of a weekend of sex, drugs, and a lot of talk, an intimate relationship between a recessive, semicloseted lifeguard (Tom Cullen) and a restless, loudly out artist (Chris New, magnetically slippery) emerges, creating an unexpected bond as deep as it is fleeting. British filmmaker Andrew Haigh’s background in editing (from Gladiator to Mister Lonely) is evident in the casual beauty of moments that only appear ”found,” giving Weekend an engrossing documentary feel. (Also available on demand) A-

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