Well, starting Friday, you’ll get to see it on the big screen right here in San Francisco.
The film centers on Peter and Ray, described as a “flamboyant gay man” and a “raging homophobe,” who lived together at 237 Steiner Street in 1987. The two had such frequent fights — “oftentimes nonsensical and always vitriolic,” according to the film’s synopsis — that their neighbors Eddie and Mitch (pictured above) couldn’t help but record them. 18 months’ worth of audiotapes form the basis of the documentary, which was well-received at Sundance and other festivals around the world, and is now being distributed nationwide by Tribeca Films.
On Friday night, it opens at the Roxie Theater on 16th Street in the Mission, and the Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley. In September, it expands to New York and LA, followed by other cities including Seattle, New Orleans, and Denver.
Or, if you’re a Comcast subscriber, and maybe just a little bit antisocial, you can watch the film from the comfort of your very own home starting tomorrow. From the On Demand menu, go to Movies on Demand (or HD Movies on Demand) > Indies & Foreign > Tribeca Film.
For a taste of what’s in store, check out the official trailer: