The award winning film, 'Watercolors' is playing at Cinema Paradiso on Feb. 18th as part of the 2010 Art Explosion Festival.
When a gifted, young artist (Danny) arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition his erotic paintings evoke memories of his first love (Carter), a troubled athlete whose depression and self-denial impacted all those around him. Through a series of flashbacks we see Danny and Carter struggle with their mutual attraction. With the encouragement of three strong and very different women, Mrs. Martin, a free-spirited art teacher, his best friend, Andy, a young girl with a severe physical impairment, and his mother, Miriam, a recovering alcoholic, Danny learns to use his creativity to transcend his grief. Fifteen years later, Danny is faced with the possibility of losing Allan, his current lover, unless he keeps his promise to never paint the boy again.
“This is a film that I am glad I saw. I laughed; I cried; and my feelings for the film will always be warm and enthusiastic. I've always been a hopeless romantic and a sucker for a good love story and this film pushes all by buttons.”
“Compelling, provocative and heart-wrenching, Watercolors is everything that Beautiful Thing should have been and everything that Brokeback Mountain was supposed to be. It's one of the best, if not the best, movie featured at Reeling this year.” -Jason P. Freeman, ChicagoPride.com
“Writer/director David Oliveras has created a powerful and erotic feature length debut with Watercolors and is a filmmaker to keep an eye on.”
-Gregg Shapiro, Chicago Free Press
Best Gay Film, Fort Worth Q Cinema Festival
Narrative Feature, Filmout San Diego
Direction - David Oliveras, Filmout San Diego
Actor in a Feature Film - Audience Award - Tye Olson, Filmout San Diego
Actor in Supporting Role - Kyle Clare, Filmout San Diego
Cinematography - Andrew Park, Filmout San Diego