Frank Erwin Center
"...When super-friend and UT Film grad Kerthy Fix invited me to join her at Outfest, Los Angeles’ fine queer film extravaganza, for screenings of two of her docs, I naturally jumped at the chance. When I saw that the festival was premiering Kyle Henry’s Fourplay: San Francisco, things started to get ridiculously exciting...."
"...Kyle Henry’s Fourplay strings together four short films united by their unabashed explorations of sexual intimacy. Often funny, sometimes poignant, always unconventional, the films all differ in tone, mood, and milieu..."
"...Filmmaker Kyle Henry (Room, University Inc.) thinks of himself as "an experimental kind of guy," he says, but his work in progress, Fourplay – a four-part feature that takes place in different cities (San Francisco; Austin; Tampa, Fla.; and New Haven, Conn.) and presents a quartet of diverse sexual scenarios – doesn't skimp on visual or narrative pleasures, as that term might imply...."
"...Then danger or shenanigans, it ends up the same – an endlessly repeated mimeograph of mainstream values. Perhaps that is why almost 10 years after Chloë Sevigny dropped jaws in The Brown Bunny, Kyle Henry's Fourplay still seems shocking..."
"...Don’t expect the emotional devastation of a Scenes From a Marriage or a Blue Valentine – the tone is more akin to Hannah and Her Sisters, if you’ll excuse the reference to that director – nor is it as sexually subversive as Henry’s last feature, 2012’s Fourplay. Yet both works are deeply rooted in the sense of human connection, a theme these filmmakers portray with poise...."
"...I find out after that the film, Fourplay, tells four tales of the ins and way outs of sex (the first short, set in San Francisco, has already been shot, with the last two going into production this fall/winter in Tampa, Fla., and West Haven, Conn.). Blog buzz is pegging it to be the most graphic offering hitting the festival circuit..."
"...Maybe you’ve already seen pieces of Kyle Henry’s omnibus film Fourplay, which explores “sexual triumph and travail … in four American cities,” but Austin’s first chance to spy the whole film is coming soon: It's been selected as the Centerpiece Film for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival...."
"...FOURPLAY AND AFTERPARTY A four-way sex romp through the playgrounds of your mind. Thu., Feb..."
"...The Cannes Do Edition: Former Austinite Kyle Henry checked in last week to let us know his new short, "Fourplay: Tampa," will be premiering at the Directors Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes in May. Henry calls "Tampa" – which is one of four shorts that make up the Fourplay sex-heavy omnibus – a "gang-bang bathroom farce..."
"...FOURPLAY AND AFTERPARTY A four-way sex romp through the playgrounds of your mind. Or someone's..."
"...this Sunday and Monday at Salvage Vanguard Theater (along with his 1998 documentary, American Cowboy, about gay rodeo champ Gene Mikulenka). Henry, who's currently in production on the omnibus film Fourplay (see "Barfly on the Wall," Aug..."
"...You may have heard that Kyle Henry, local big-shot filmmaker and editor, is in the middle of his next big production, a series of shorts examining the emotional components of sex that Western society considers transgressive. Called FOURPLAY the project has already been garnering some buzz from the likes of independent film blogs like IndieWire and from the Austin Chronicle (we've even sent staff members to extra for the project)..."
"...Kyle Henry, director of ATX Aughts indie film Room, may have relocated to Chicago in 2010, but even his position as an associate professor at Northwestern University hasn't severed his ties to the local film community. His latest film, Rogers Park, features his "Fourplay: Austin" star Jonny Mars, and even what he called "a significant proportion" of the budget came from two Austin companies, Arts + Labor, and Production for Use...."
"...• Kyle Henry's sexual opus dei FOURPLAY will start a 10 city tour with a special preview and after party February 7 at the Austin Film Society and a limited engagement starting January 8 at the Alamo Drafthouse...."
"...3-7), celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Locals will cheer at the Centerpiece Film selection of Kyle Henry's Fourplay..."
"...GAY PLACE BLOGGERS ALL UP IN IT Can we just brag on our kids for a second? By way of apology/excuse for not blogging as much as we should, we're just gonna lay out for you the various and myriad talents, regular events, and doings of our Gay Place Blog Krewe, just this month, because really, if we posted their entire résumés, you'd not believe us and probably think we were being assholes (more than we already are). Andy Campbell, when not teaching art history at UT Austin and Texas State, improvs with the 3$ Bills comedy troupe and this week can be seen in the Austin sneak peek of Kyle Henry's soon-to-be-at-Cannes Fourplay: Tampa..."
"...Other local films awarded grants include Pardon My Downfall, the Zellner Brothers' feature film follow-up to Goliath; Fourplay, Kyle Henry's omnibus feature (which you read about in these very pages last week); The Road to Livingston, a documentary about families of inmates on death row in Livingston, Texas, from Eric Mauck (Zombie Girl: The Movie) and Chelsea Hernandez; Sean Gallagher's narrative feature Home; and PJ Raval's Untitled Gay Retiree Documentary...."
"...Oh, and Martin Shkreli. In fact, all three of them are probably sitting naked in a Miami Beach rooftop hot tub listening to Fourplay, drinking Michelob Ultra, and talking about how much ass they've crushed..."
"...• Longtime Austinite Kyle Henry's Fourplay is now on DVD ($11.95) and streaming ($3.99). Read more about the film in Brandon Watson's February piece, or just head straight to the film's website to pick up your copy...."
"...FOURPLAY AT POLARI Come see what Sundance, Cannes, Outfest, and Frameline already know about our local brilliance in the form of Kyle Henry, Paul Soileau, and more. Fri., Oct..."