DIRECTOR: TOM KALIN
CAST: CRAIG CHESTER, DANIEL SCHLACHET
Tom Kalin, cinematographer Ellen Kuras, and stars Craig Chester and Dan Schlachet in person for Q&A following the film.
Tom Kalin’s coruscating debut returns to the scene of the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case, likewise a key inspiration for Hitchcock’s Rope, but in this telling the unspoken homosexual undercurrent of the crime is put boldly front and center. A heavily stylized work, shot in austere yet sensuous black and white and set in a deliberately anachronistic 1920’s Chicago, Swoon placed Kalin alongside Todd Haynes, Gregg Araki, and Christine Vachon at the New Queer Cinema’s vanguard.