The gay romance film Weekend starring Tom Cullen and Chris New opens Friday in New York.

The Andrew Haigh-directed film has won over film festival audiences and film reviewers alike.

In the film, Russell (played by Tom Cullen) randomly picks up Glen (Chris New), a struggling artist, at a nightclub on a Friday. The pair unexpectedly spend most of the next 48 hours together – having sex, getting drunk and sharing stories. The weekend resonates throughout their lives.

A. O. Scott of The New York Times praised the film, “Perfectly realized – a bracing, present tense exploration of sex, intimacy and love.” And LA Weekly's Chuck Wilson called it a “likely classic and not just a gay one.”

Producers of the film marked the film's theatrical release at the IFC Center in New York with a new clip.

In the clip, Russell and Glen wander through a carnival eating cotton candy as Glen recollects a story about a school mate walking in on him as he is masturbating to a naked Rupert Graves in A Room With View. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)