MGFF23: In from the Side TBC

Head and shoulders shot of a group of men wearing rugby jerseys huddled closely together on a field
24 March
Arc Cinema
$19.90 / $17.90
Dir: Matt Carter, TBC, United Kingdom, 2022, 134mins, DCP,

In from the Side is a captivating drama exploring an illicit affair between two partnered members of a South London gay rugby club.

During a drunken encounter, newbie Stags rugby player Mark (Alexander Lincoln) sleeps with the seasoned A-squad hottie Warren (Alexander King), whilst Warren’s boyfriend is also on the team.

What follows is a passionate concealed love affair that takes them from the locker room to the bedroom, testing the emotional resolve of both men.

This sizzling crowd-pleaser from rugby player and coach-turned-filmmaker Matt Carter and Australian co-writer/producer Adam Silver faithfully captures the jealousies, camaraderie and team spirit within a local gay rugby club.

Content warning: contains strobe lighting.

Winner: Best First Narrative Feature and Best Actor (Alexander Lincoln), FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival 2022

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