The Deep Sky


Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 7, 2017 9:15 PM
Lark Theatre Mon, Oct 9, 2017 8:45 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:86 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Frazer Bradshaw
Producer:Frazer Bradshaw
Cari Borja
Kurt Norton
Jason Wolos
Dawn Rich
Screenwriter:Frazer Bradshaw
Cinematographer:Frazer Bradshaw
Editor:Frazer Bradshaw
Richard Levien
Cast:Sarah Rose Butler
Kelechi Nwadibia
Luise Helm
Note Writer:Michael LoPresti


Opening a romantic relationship is usually a delicate exercise. Lenora and Arlan, a Bay Area couple who are as cerebral as they are empathic, navigate the decision with enough intentionality to give themselves confidence that if any two people can make non-monogamy work, they can. A chance encounter in the supermarket produce section eventually leads Nina, an enigmatic young woman from Germany, into their lives. She rapidly becomes entwined—emotionally and intellectually as well as sexually—in their relationship. Rather than the casual (and separate) romantic encounters they had envisioned opening themselves up to, Lenora and Arlan begin to imagine life as two nodes of a triad. The film treats its subject matter thoughtfully, without ever verging into tawdriness. Shot on location in Oakland by local filmmaker Frazer Bradshaw, The Deep Sky is a reflective, often quiet rumination on the emotional contours and complexities of love that transcends two people.

In association with Center for Sex & Culture.

Additional Information

Frazer Bradshaw’s first directorial feature, Everything Strange and New, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. It won a FIPRESCI prize, presented by the International Federation of Film Critics at the San Francisco International Film Festival, CineVision Award at Filmfest Munchen, and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Marlon Riggs Award. It was nominated for two Gotham Awards and an Independent Spirit Award. His cinematography work includes Babies (2010), Informant (2012), Trattoria (2012), Pushing Dead (2016), and Collisions (2017).