This Sunday, writer/director Travis Fine’s neo-western ensemble piece Two Eyes makes its world premiere at Outfest. The closing night film stars Kate Bornstein, Ryan Cassata, Nakhane Toure, Benjamin Rigby and will be available to stream digitally for 72 hours for Outfest subscribers. Two Eyes will also be screening the same evening for a special drive-in event at Calamigos Ranch and Resort in Malibu.
TWO EYES is a cinematic triptych which follows three main characters in three distinct time periods. In late 19th century Montana, an artist seeking inspiration for his art, explores the landscape with his Native American guide and finds his conceptions of himself and the world around him challenged. In 1979 Barstow, California, a questioning youth’s mundane existence is given a shot of adrenaline by the arrival of a new exchange student who envelopes them with her own lust for life. In present-day Wyoming a trans teenager works through his self-destructive feelings with his perceptive, non-binary therapist. Exploring themes of gender, love, personal truth and the power of art to transcend time, the seemingly unrelated narratives are ultimately interwoven into a single powerful storyline that reveals the deep and eternal connection between all three characters.