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There’s a tenderness to Yen Tan’s 2013 feature Pit Stop that rarely surfaces in contemporary film. At its most basic, Pit Stop is a look at two gay men in dusty, small-town Texas — where serious Southerners live lonely lives and hold their secrets close. When you feel the film’s entirety, you see the ripple effect of that isolation. Chaste marriages filled with love. The bravery required to move past unearned shame. And the beauty that accompanies a hard-fought and patiently pined for romance. Co-written by Austin’s Tan (who also directs) and Dallas’ David Lowery, Pit Stop premiered at Sundance in 2013. After that it snatched up some festival awards, like DIFF’s Texas Grand Jury Prize and the Nashville Film Festival’s Louise LeQuire Award for Best Screenplay. The Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) brings the poetic tale back to the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for one showing. Tan will be at the screening and Dallas Morning News film critic Chris Vognar will introduce it. Tickets cost $10 or $5 for Dallas Film Society members. Visit
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014


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