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bwoy

Jun 23 — Jul 2, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image presents the exclusive New York theatrical engagement of bwoy, a suspenseful, deeply affecting, and sharply observed drama about erotic longing and emotional connection from John G.Young. Bwoy stars Anthony Rapp as a suburban man who becomes entangled in a chaotic, passionate online affair with Yenny, a young Jamaican man. “Control and emotional intensity are perfectly balanced in John G. Young’s bwoy, a minimalist indie in which action is largely mediated by phones and screens,” wrote Amy Taubin in Film Comment. “Young’s measured direction and editing and Rapp’s performance are extraordinary for showing how easily repression and guilt can create a dissociated fugue state where virtual and actual become indistinguishable.”

“…absorbing performances by Anthony Rapp and Jimmy Brooks as intimate strangers”—The Hollywood Reporter

“A slow-burning thriller”—The Chicago Reader