Giants Being Lonely
Director: Grear Patterson
USA / 2019 / 81 min
Q&A with Patterson & Olmo Schnabel, moderated by Guillermo del Toro
Bobby (Jack Irving), the star pitcher of his high-school baseball team, is a motherless dreamer whose alcoholic father loves him but remains distant and aloof. His teammate Adam (Ben Irving) is the coach’s son, prone to violent reproaches at home with little support from his emotionally distant mother. Caught in between them is Caroline (Lily Gavin), a high-school beauty from a seemingly perfect home who loves both golden boys, and just wants to go to prom. Set in a semi-rural landscape of verdant forests and pent-up yearning, the debut feature from lauded mixed-media artist Grear Patterson is a deeply personal story of youth and young manhood, tracing the ups and downs of love, sex, loneliness, friendship, baseball, and death—as the pressure mounts to make it out alive.