PIT STOP 10th Anniversary Screening Event
DIFF Presents PIT STOP 10th Anniversary Screening and Filmmaker Panel
Join us for a community screening and filmmaker panel to meet and honor the artists behind the making of PIT STOP in celebration of the 10th anniversary of this award-winning, Texas-produced film.
This evening of tribute to the many artists involved in the making of the film will feature a screening and filmmaker panel moderated by DIFF Artistic Director James Faust.
Among cast and crew members scheduled to attend are: Yen Tan, director and screenwriter; Kelly Williams, producer; Jonathan Duffy, producer; and Hutch, cinematographer.
This special event is a Culture of Value project funded in part by the CITY OF DALLAS OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Thanks to sponsors VIOLET CROWN CINEMA DALLAS and VIRGIN HOTELS DALLAS.
TICKETS ARE $15 | Mature Audiences
VIOLET CROWN CINEMA DALLAS
West Village, 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
Two men. A small town. A love that isn’t quite out of reach.
Pit Stop takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and there’s Ernesto: a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. At the end, when Gabe and Ernesto meet for a one-nighter–having endured all the struggles and heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again–they face the possibility that they might just be meant for each other.
Director: Yen Tan
Executive Producer: Bala Shagrithaya, Vilcek Foundation
Producer: Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston
Screenwriter: Yen Tan, David Lowery
Editor: Don Swaynos
Production Designer: Scott Colquitt
Sound Designer: Eric Friend
Music: Curtis Glenn Heath
Producer: Eric Steele
Associate Producer: Emily Ting
Associate Producer: Lawrence S. Dickerson
Associate Producer: Whurley
Principal Cast: Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Richard C. Jones, Bailey Bass, Corby Sullivan, Heather Kafka, Alfredo Maduro, Jonny Mars
Yen Tan is a Malaysian-born and Austin-based writer, director and graphic designer. His award-winning feature, “Ciao”, was released theatrically in 2008. He has designed numerous posters for films that screened at Sundance, SXSW, Cannes and Toronto. “Pit Stop”, a script that was workshopped at the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, is his third feature.