William Popp (Lance)Rachael Richman (Violet)Danny Tieger (Mark)Haley Greenstein (Serena)Mary Pennisi (My Dear)Zhanna Bondar (Denise Reeves)Sarah Vile (The Counselor)Joe McDaniel II (Nate)Paul Rapp (The Widower)Linda Burdick (Maria the Pained Divorcee)Steven Patrick O'Connor (Man in Noche)Izabela Glowacki (Woman in Noche)Travis Gil (Tony)Mike Chambers (Sean)Jeff Knight (Nick the Lawyer)Linda Burdick (Maria ... The Pained Divorcee)Rebecca Gold (JoAnne)Paul C. Rapp (The Widower)
A Gentle Art is a twistedly erotic psychological horror that combines voyeuristic holds with hyper-kinetic editing, yielding a disturbingly entertaining film that doesnt let go. The film revolves around the relationship between Mark Twomey, whose girlfriend Serena is brutally murdered, and his best friend Lance, who is the murderer. The two men play an inescapable game of homoerotic cat and mouse as a rookie cop ruthlessly seeks the evidence to convict Mark of Serenas murder. Innocents are drawn into the tangled web of love and lies as Lance and Mark rush toward a final confrontation. Mystery unfolds as Mark claims to have been unconscious for three days during the period in which Serena was killed, but no exculpatory evidence has corroborated that claim. Marks scrupulous lawyer tries to uncover the mystery that Mark cannot face, causing tension between the lawyer and the rookie cop who is hell bent on convicting Mark. Mark is so depressed he is of little help in his own defense, retreating to cocktails of wine and psychotropics, barely managing to make it from day to day. When he meets a bold, intelligent young woman named Violet, Mark starts to pull himself together. But when Lance meets Violet, all bets are off as Lance and Mark find their common ground.