12:45 Iridescence (Shorts)
Another Woman's Scent
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, she remembers being drawn to another woman's scent.
Dir. Angie West & Jackie Nunns | 2013 | United Kingdom | 9 min
The Medieval People
Experimental animated film based on excerpts from an interview with Lori Cannon, the legendary AIDS activist from Chicago.
Dir. Michal Janicki | 2017 | 4 min
Crook - "Lavender"
Lavender is a tale of lovers, united by attraction but distressed with the physical and moral limitations imposed on them by their own gender identities; it is their questions that inform their dance, both wild abandon and innate conflict reflect back and forth off of them in the vast empty space while the menstrual divine attempts to guide them back to themselves and to love.
Dir. Matthew Kaundart | 2017 | 8 min
We meet a young man and delve into his deepest psychological nuances, including his sexual fantasies and his perception of his own masculinity.
Dir. Sam Hendi & David Goldenberg | 2017
United Kingdom | 15 min | WEBSITE | Trailer
The Lost Sailor and the
General Admission $5
2:00 No Dress Code Required
In this up-to-the-minute documentary, Victor and Fernando are beauty professionals in Baja California, Mexico. For many of their customers they were a lovely couple, until they decided to marry. They become the first ones in their state to fight for their rights in a place filled with homophobia and inequality. Facing a wave of criticism and outrage from the city council, through their struggle, they managed to open the eyes of Mexican society.
Dir. Cristina Herrera Bórquez | 2016 | Mexico | Spanish | 1 hour 33 min | WEBSITE | TRAILER
Preceded by: For Life
Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.
Dir. Leon Lishitz | 2017 | Isreal | Hebrew | 9 min | WEBSITE
General admission $5
4:00 It's Complicated (Shorts)
A poetic story about searching for an unexpired romance, a mélange of sexy fantasy and innocent love.
Dir. Shwenn Shunya Chang | 2017 | 4 min | WEBSITE | TRAILER
After a night of drinking and sex, 21-year-old Scott finds his Sunday morning interrupted by an unexpected visit from his father. When Scott’s fortysomething friend-with-benefits Doug also shows up, all three men find themselves in a quietly awkward world of ambiguity and things unsaid.
Dir. Ethan Roberts | 2016 | 11 min | WEBSITE
After Tye detects what he considered a racist glance from another passenger on the train during an evening commute, a confrontation ensues. While disputing their differences, Tye discovers that what they share in common is what angers him the most. Both are forced to directly face their presumptions of each other and through the experience are left with a greater sense of the interconnectedness of human being.
Dir. Leon Le | 2012 | 10 min | TRAILER
A gay man is forced to give up the last remaining vestige of yet another failed relationship: his ex's jacket. But during the post-breakup stuff exchange, belongings are not the only things that get swapped.
Dir. Dorian Carli-Jones | 2017 | 9 min | TRAILER
As the Syrian civil war rages, Sami has fled his hometown of Aleppo and now lives in Amsterdam. He hopes to be able to build a home here and be able to live openly as a gay man. Most of all, he hopes to escape the ghosts of the past that still haunt him. A chance encounter brings him face to face with Johan.
Dir. Nish Gera | 2017 | Netherlands| English & Arabic | 14 min | WEBSITE
General Admission $5
5:00 Ties That Bind Us II (Shorts)
Mum, I'm Back
A woman returns, after 40 years, to the village where she was born. The cause is the death of her mother. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a mother with her two sons. Arriving at the cemetery, she encounters the faces of all those she left behind.
Dir. Dimitris Katsimiris | 2017 | Greek | Modern Greek | 5 min
Talking to My Mother
It tells the story of a young man trapped in a culture clash where traditions stunt his quest for personal happiness. The film explores the complicated relationships between Michael, a second-generation Chinese American man; his mother, Mrs. Yue and; Julianne, his girlfriend of two years, to whom he plans to propose. After a twist of fate, Julianne accidentally discovers Michael's secret that would change their lives forever.
Dir. Leon Le | 2014 | Chinese | 17 min | WEBSITE | TRAILER
Walk for Me
Walk For Me is a contemporary coming out story where Hassan Kendricks explores his trans identity as a part of NYC's underground ballroom scene and the night his mother catches him in drag.
Dir. Elegance Bratton | 2016 | 12 min | WEBSITE | TRAILER
Blue invites her mother Amber to a baby shower that her and her pregnant wife are throwing. When Amber assertively declines, the atmosphere boils over only to reveal the truth about their peculiar relationship.
Dir. Hong Anh Nguyen | 2017 | United Kingdom | 10 min
He Could've Gone Pro
When Debbie comes home for Christmas, she and her mother Gayle are forced to confront the truth about their family's past over a tense holiday lunch.
Dir. McGhee Monteith | 2016 | 14 min | TRAILER
General Admission $5
6:30 Apricot Groves
Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.
Dir. Pouria Heidary Oureh | 2016 | Armenia | Armenian | 1 hour 19 min | WEBSITE | TRAILER | TEASER
General Admission $10
8:30 Happy: a Small film with a Big Smile
General Admission $15