Acclaimed director Eytan Fox returns with the charming new comedy-drama Sublet

Starring the Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated John Benjamin Hickey and featuring the impressive debut of Israeli actor Niv Nissim, the charming new comedy-drama Sublet focuses on Michael (Hickey), a travel columnist for The New York Times, who goes to Tel Aviv to write an article after suffering a tragedy. He is still grieving – and the loss has caused problems between him and his husband.

Michael He just wants to do his research and go home. But when he sublets an apartment from Tomer (Nissim), a young film student, he finds himself drawn into the life of the city. The unlikely and intense bond he forms with him transforms both their lives in unexpected ways.

Sublet is a smart, sexy, funny, touching, thought-provoking and ultimately life-affirming indie gem from acclaimed writer-director Eytan Fox, the same man behind the critically-acclaimed gay films Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water.

Watch the trailer for Sublet below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD July 13th.

 

Former Doctor Who Matt Smith transforms himself to become Robert Mapplethorpe

No photographer of the twentieth century was as renowned for his ability to capture such great beauty – and court such great controversy – as Robert Mapplethorpe. Though he died nearly thirty years ago, Mapplethorpe’s name remains synonymous today with boundary-pushing and bold artistic contrasts, owing to both his gorgeous black-and-white prints of voluptuous flowers and his stunning, provocative nude studies of the BDSM subculture.

The first-ever biopic of the artist, Mapplethorpe stars a revelatory Matt Smith (“Doctor Who,” “The Crown,” Christopher and His Kind) in the title role. The award-winning British actor portrays Mapplethorpe from his early days in New York City, chronicling his relationships with musician Patti Smith (Marianne Rendón) and curator Sam Wagstaff (John Benjamin Hickey), to his death in 1989 from HIV/AIDS at age 42.

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