An Ebersole Hughes film, producers of Hit So Hard, Dear Mom Love Cher, and Room 237.
Ariztical Entertainment is proud to announce the September theatrical release of “A Reunion”, to open at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. An exploration of male intimacy and a search for one’s identity along the American landscape, the film premiered at the Provincetown International Film Festival last year to sold-out screenings and strong reviews from the Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire. It is the debut feature from award-winning director Hernando Bansuelo and is executive produced by The Ebersole Hughes Company (“Room 237,” “Hit So Hard,” “Dear Mom, Love Cher”).
“A Reunion” follows two estranged friends, Josh and Michael, who travel across the country to attend their college reunion, facing their complicated past along the road. Their nostalgic journey across the country leads to confessions, contradictions, and conflicts as they struggle to reconcile their past and connect with each other. This modern examination about disconnection also features a progressive depiction of sexuality and frank look into sexual labeling. Bansuelo says “It’s about the way we carry other people in our hearts, even when they are not there, physically or emotionally – and how we either transform or learn to move on. Essentially, ‘A Reunion’ is about the life we need to live.”
The characters’ emotional and eventful road trip takes place in nine cities from L.A. to Chicago. The production filmed for a quick 16 days on the road, with a loose 50 page script, evolving along the way with collaboration and improvisation with actors Josh Watson and Michael Lovan. A Reunion features an original score by Faith No More’s Roddy Bottom and songs from The National and Imperial Teen.
Ariztical President Michael Jack Shoel noted “We are thrilled to once again collaborate with the producers from The Ebersole Hughes Company, who released ‘The New Women’ with Mary Woronov through Ariztical in 2001, and to be launching the first feature film of this talented young director.”
Following its theatrical run, Ariztical will release the film on DVD/VOD this Fall