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Looking For?

Directed by Tung-yen Chou

Documentaries / Taiwan / 2016 / Documentary / 61 mins / Mandarin with English subtitles / Color / North America Premiere

Looking For?

Roxie Theater
May 19, 2018 5:10 pm Not Available


Dating apps have become the most convenient, and sometimes safest, way for gay men looking to connect in today’s obstacle course of sexuality, romance, and friendship. Director Chou Tung-Yen explores the motivations and experiences of app users, drawing on his own as a starting point. Tung-Yen’s resulting cinematic journey swipes through 60 gay men from seven cities across the globe and peels back the digital layers, intimately examining each subject’s search for love, lust, and loss.

Insightful and diverse stories beautifully dance around their sexuality and what sex means to each man as they connect with partners and navigate intersecting preferences, intellects, and passions. Ultimately, many of the interviewees dig to the core of their app experiences, finding clarity in what they desire online and offline … What are you looking for?

— Brian Ray

Expected attendees:
Director:Yen Chou

Co-Presented by: Frameline


Producer: Wu Ting-Chieh
Cinematographers: CHOU Tung-Yen, Kuo Hsing-Yin, Huang Chia-Wen, Adiong LU, CHEN Ki-Yan, Wang Cheng-Yi, Hyperreality Mer, HO Chi, SUN Yu-Ning, HUANG Debbie, CHEN Kuan-Yu, LIN Po-Hsun
Editor: Huang Chia-Wen

Preceded By

  1. Lions in Waiting

    Jason Karman / Shorts / Canada / 2017 / 17 mins
    A new minor league hockey player seeks acceptance after being hazed by his teammates. Struggling to find his way on and off the ice, his courage also seems to inspire someone else.

    Precedes: Looking For?

Dates & Times

Looking For?

Roxie Theater
May 19, 2018 5:10 pm Not Available