Travis Mathews

Press

  • INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.

    One of the sharpest, best surprises of the festival, “Interior. Leather Bar.” is a serious yet playful hourlong deconstruction of the representation of homosexuality as viewed through the prism of “Cruising”

    -New York Times
    02.13.14
  • INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.

    Interior. Leather Bar. is so weird and so different and so perfectly itself that there's no better single word for it than queer, and I mean that as a compliment.

    -GAWKER
    01.13.14
  • INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.

    A cheerfully unsettling exploration of mainstream representations of male homosexuality. The Film is intriguing and discomforting in equal measure, using its brief running time to frame thoughtful, boundary-pushing questions.

    -LA Times
    01.13.14
  • New Wave Queer Cinema

    These film-makers seek to describe the experience of being queer today through stories that resonate beyond that context.

    --Guardian UK
    10.21.12
  • IWYL - Scott Heim, MYSTERIOUS SKIN

    I Want Your Love is an intense, intimate film with a fantastic soundtrack and stunning visual beauty that will haunt you long after the final scene.

    -Scott Heim
    12.29.11
  • IWYL - Andrew Haigh, director of WEEKEND

    Intimate, sexy and unflinchingly honest, I Want Your Love is a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men

    -Andrew Haigh
    10.16.11
  • I Want Your Love -John Cameron Mitchell

    A filmmaker of refreshing honesty, Travis Mathews is a new voice giving queer cinema a much needed injection of emotional intimacy.

    -John Cameron Mitchell
    07.19.11
  • In Their Room - Berlin

    If porn is asocial, this is fully social erotica for libidos that are patient and discerning.

    -EDGE, NYC
    07.18.11
  • Intimate Awkwardness

    Brown Bunny, Shortbus, every single Lars von Trier film. Yes, unsimulated sex has been an art-flick staple for decades, but never has it been captured with as much intimate awkwardness as in I Want Your Love.

    -Queerty
    06.10.11
  • In Their Room -Ira Sachs

    "In Their Room is a beautifully shot, deeply intimate, voyeuristically tantalizing, view inside the minds, and bedrooms, of young gay men in San Francisco. Travis Mathews has a kind and empathetic eye as a filmmaker, and he’s just the kind of new voice we need to tell our stories."

    -Ira Sachs, director of Keep The Lights On
    07.18.10