Joshua Sanchez’s Four hits cinemas in the US on September 13th, and if the trailer above and the buzz coming out of festivals is anything to go by, it’ll be worth taking a look at. Based on a 1996 play by Christopher Shinn, the ensemble tale takes in several characters, concentrating on a guy who spends the evening hanging out with a young man who’s coming to terms with his sexuality.
Here’s the synopsis: In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbeque fills the air as Fourth of July celebrations move from a hot summer day into night. Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his precocious daughter, is left to tend to her ill mother and manage the house on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night of her lonely responsibilities, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star whose best days are behind him.
‘And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is quietly spending time around town with June, a young man he met online who’s struggling to accept himself. And for just this night, the small world that these four live in will become even smaller, though the freedom they experience has never been so dangerous, fleeting and honest.’