Shorts Program III – Diversity and Inclusion 44min
Exploring gender identities through generations, expanding perspectives and learning about one’s true sense of self.
Live virtual screening on Friday, Dec. 4th @ 9:00pm PST with filmmaker Q&A to follow.
Freezerburn – Directed by Sarah Rattay-Maloney
Lou loves Sam and Sam loves Lou and it’s all going swimmingly until one night Lou’s secret, followed by a magical cat, breaks their whole world apart. An absurdist comedy about queerness, finding yourself, a cat who’s sometimes a cat and sometimes a person dressed like a cat….also a guy named Ray?!?
Landline – Directed by Matt Houghton
Landline is a short documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations and reconstructive visuals, the film uses the helpline as a lens through which to view the experiences of LGBTQ people in the British farming community. In a world that prizes traditional masculinity and in which ideas of ancestry are fundamental, being gay can be isolating. Candid, intimate and shocking, Landline is a snapshot of a group of people bound together by circumstance but so often disconnected from each other.
Crush – Directed by Leela Varghese
It appears Lizzy has an obsession with novelty candles. But the truth is her “burning” desire isn’t for candles, it’s for the girl selling them. Will she work up the courage to ask her out or will she just buy out the whole store?
Coronation – Directed by Dhruv Sud
In this rhinestone encrusted fable, a young boy sneaks out from his parents’ home in New Jersey to see his drag queen friends in New York City. While there, he is encouraged to try drag for the first time and he is crowned queen for a night.
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