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Prior to its BAMcinemaFest screening on June 28, Tim Sutton’s festival favorite Pavilion has a haunting new trailer — featuring a new song from The Sea and Cake’s Sam Prekop — which we are delighted to be exclusively premiering on the Filmmaker website.

In the current issue of the magazine, Scott wrote the following on the film:

Tim Sutton’s Pavilion, premiering in the Emerging Visions section, is a beautifully shot and tantalizingly subtle tale of the fragility of adolescent friendships. A teenage boy (Max Schaffner) spends summers with his mother in upstate New York before traveling to stay with his father in Arizona. Shooting with the Canon 5D in an observational style, Sutton and his d.p., Chris Dapkins, capture every nuance of his subjects — their beads of sweat, non-verbal behaviors and the nuances of their group interactions — as they swim, party and ride their BMX bikes. As it’s an IFP Narrative Lab film, I had seen Pavilion in various cuts, but I was nonetheless knocked out by the finished, color-corrected version shown at SXSW. Reminiscent of works by Gus Van Sant or even Pedro Costa, Pavilion withholds its narrative secrets but still engages you, leaving a taste of mystery behind.


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