An impulsive trip to unwind in the Fire Island Pines turns into a deadly weekend of cat-and-mouse for an unsuspecting gay lawyer in the aptly titled Last Ferry. Directed by Jaki Bradley and starring Ramon O. Torres, Sheldon Best, and Myles Clohessy, the indie thriller screens next Thursday, August 22 — along with Spanish-language gay romance End of the Century — in a suspenseful double-bill for Reel Affirmations’ Xtra monthly film series at Landmark’s E Street Cinema.
A shy gay man ends up mugged and drugged on Fire Island, where a group of friendly (and handsome) gay men take him in. But a killer runs loose and said orphan gay may have crucial information about his identity. Shot on location with stellar photography, Last Ferry has plenty of gorgeous visuals, both inanimate and otherwise.
This taut thriller offers a delightfully gay spin on the classic thriller formula and features excellent cinematography from Alexa Wolf, who manages to capture the beauty and brightness of beaches and mimosa-drenched brunches, as well as the darkness that always seems to be lurking underneath this story’s surface.