Tim Kirkman’s Lazy Eye is a quiet, contemplative film, which—though a little heavy on metaphor—artfully explores how we are the architects of our own complacency. It questions the attention paid in our daily lives and ponders whether we're truly happy.
The film follows Dean (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe), a graphic designer, walking through life in semi-denial until he unexpectedly reconnects with Alex (Aaron Costa Ganis), an ex from 15 years ago who broke his heart. The two retreat to the desert for a weekend of sex and rekindling, which prompts Dean to reflect on his life with increased clarity. There are no surprises here, no shocking revelations, but Kirkman’s steady-hand alongside the talented leads give Lazy Eye confidence and power to provoke.
Lazy Eye will screen at Outfest on Saturday, July 16. Watch the trailer below: