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NELLY QUEEN

The Life and Times of José Sarria

Thursday 7:00pm

Year, Country: 2019, USA 

Director: Joe Castel

Writer: Joe Castel

Synopsis:
When San Francisco city officials vowed to shut down all the gay bars in 1961, the 38 year-old female impersonator threw caution to the wind and campaigned for a seat on the Board of Supervisors. Jose Sarria lost the election, but garnered nearly 6,000 votes, proving for the first time in American politics that the LGTBQ community had a voting bloc. Jose is important today as he was back in 1961 when he ran for office. Nelly Queenis not just an LGBT history lesson; it’s a triumphant story of the human spirit, a hero’s journey of a man fighting unjust laws and uniting a fractured community. 

*Exclusive work in progress preview screening!

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Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, USA, 88 min

Director: Robert Clift, Hillary Demmon

Writer: Robert Clift, Hillary Demmon (co-producers)

Synopsis: Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy. Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones and a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from Monty and his brother, Brooks Clift, this fresh portrait of the actor’s passions, contributions and commitment to living and working in his own way gives one of Hollywood’s underappreciated legends his due.

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MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT

Friday 9:15pm

SPONSORED BY:

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Year, Country, Run Time:

2018, USA, 58 min

Director: Caroline Berler

Writer: Rebecca Benson, Rose Vincelli Gustine (co-producers)

Synopsis: Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they've expressed queer identity through film.

Trailer/Website

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION

Friday 6:45pm

SPONSORED BY:

Preceded by:

NICE CHINESE GIRLS DON'T!

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 22 min

Director/Writer: Jennifer Abod

Synopsis: Kitty Tsui, a Chinese American lesbian poet, writer, activist, artist, and Gay Games gold medal bodybuilder, talks about coming of age in San Francisco in the 1970s, and her life now, having been rediscovered by a whole new generation.

Trailer/Website

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 75 min

Director: Non-credited Dan Guerrero

Writer: Dan Guerrero

Synopsis: Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Dan Guerrero brings his two worlds together in a riveting solo performance in story and song. Touching, provocative and hilarious, the film of the acclaimed autobiographical play travels through decades of Mexican-American history and the gay experience from a unique and personal POV. 

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¡GAYTINO! MADE IN AMERICA

Saturday 10:35am

QUEER & TRANS SHORTS

Saturday 12:30pm

Flu$h

Framing Agnes

Paisa

Sweetheart Dancers

Nuetral

Waking Hour

Ponyboi

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, BRAZIL, 88 min

Director: Flavio Alves

Writer: John Rotondo, Flavio Alves 

Synopsis: THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND traces the relationship between Tina (Carlie Guevara), a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana (Miriam Cruz), her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York
City.

Trailer/Website

THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

Saturday 2:45pm

LGBTQ ASIAN SHORTS

Saturday 5:00pm

U for Usha

In This Family

I Think She Likes You

Monogamish

Astri and Tambulah

Engaged

GOOD KISSER

Saturday 7:30pm

Year, Country, Run Time: 

2019,USA, 80 min

Director: Wendy Jo Carlton

Writer: Wendy Jo Carlton

Synopsis: Jenna agrees to a sexy weekend fling with materialistic girlfriend Kate and the worldly Mia. As the night unfolds, Jenna realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew, and the love triangle begins to crack

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Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, USA, 106 min

Director: Doug Spearman

Writer: Doug Spearman

Synopsis: 15 years into his seemingly perfect marriage, Jack Dickenson discovers that he

can no longer keep the lid on the secret desires that have plagued him. He embarks on a series of one-night stands that lead him ultimately to someone who forces him to question everything. When he meets Pete, Jack has to decide whether he’s going to walk away from everything he’s built; a great home, a beautiful wife and daughters and what society says he should have, or choose a new road that could possibly lead him to real happiness.

Trailer/Website: Coming Soon

FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU

Saturday 9:30pm

WOMEN IN SHORTS

Sunday 1:15pm

Mudpots

U for Usha

Care

Rancherra

Teddy Mate

Misdirection

Forget Me Not

MEN IN BRIEFS

Sunday 11:00am

Turn It Around

O Orfao (The Orphan)

Thrive

Parking

Infinite While It Lasts

La Serenata

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I'M MOSHANTY. DO YOU LOVE ME?

Sunday 3:30pm

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, Papua New Guinea, 62 mins

Director: Tim Wolff

Writer: Tim Wolff

Synopsis: I’m Moshanty. Do You Love Me? tells the story of the late, legendary
South Pacific recording artist and transgender activist Moses Moshanty Tau and the transgender community of Papua New Guinea.

Trailer/Website: Coming Soon

WATER IN A BROKEN GLASS

Sunday 5:00pm

Year, Country, Run Time: 

2018, USA,114 mins

Director: Jamelle Thomas

Writer: Jamelle Thomas

Synopsis: A young artist finds herself in the throes of a love triangle between a man and a woman while trying to find her own voice and save her career.

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WHERE WE GO FROM HERE

Sunday 7:45pm

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 90 min

Director: Anthony Meindl

Writer: Anthony Meindl

Synopsis: Three acts of terror disrupt the lives of ordinary people. In Binghamton, an ESL teacher dealing with domestic abuse finds even greater violence at her school. In Orlando, two lovers drifting apart may be separated by the hate of another. In Paris, friends on an introspective night out are caught up in a brutal madness.

 

SHORTS

QUEER & TRANS SHORTS

Saturday 12:30pm

FLU$H

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, USA, 9 min

Director: Heather María Ács

Writer: Heather María Ács

Synopsis: Roxy, a high femme punk, is caught multi-tasking between a hot date and a hilarious group domination session, where her fabulous queer friends learn an important lesson from a john. When
Roxy allows her date to get in on the action, things go awry, and Roxy must scramble to make sure she and her friends “come out on top.” Flu$h is the first short film produced by newly formed queer
production company FemmePower Productions.

Trailer/Website

FRAMING AGNES

Year, Country, Run Time:

2018, USA, Canada, 19 min

Director: Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt

Writer: Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt

Synopsis: In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Framing Agnes features preeminent trans culture-makers breathing new life into those who redefined gender in the mid-century.

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PAISA

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 8 min

Director: Dorian Wood, Graham Kolbeins

Writer: Dorian Wood, Graham Kolbeins

Synopsis: An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality

SWEETHEART DANCERS

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 13 min

Director: Ben-Alex Dupris

Writer: Rahdi Taylor, Davis Guggenheim

Synopsis: SWEETHEART DANCERS is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the "Sweetheart Dance." This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now.

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NEUTRAL

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 3 min

Director: Maggie Nielsen

Writer: Maggie Nielsen

Synopsis: Z is a happy child, on the cusp of blissfully ignorant peace with themselves and those around them. With the help of some imaginary friends come to life from their picture book, Z meets other kids at the park and they slowly begin to realize that they don't quite fit in with the stereotypical playtime of either child- boy or girl. When they need to go to the bathroom, they
are faced with a decision that has been building up the entire day.

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WAKING HOUR

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 13 min

Director: Nava Mau

Writer: Nava Mau

Synopsis:  Sofia, a young trans woman, meets Isaac at a party. When he invites her to go home with him, she must balance concerns about her safety and her desire for intimacy. As their chemistry intensifies, so do the stakes for Sofia. A fateful car ride takes several unexpected turns.
Trailer/Website

PONYBOI

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 19 min

Director: River Gallo, Sadé Clacken Joseph

Writer: River Gallo

Synopsis:  On Valentine's Day, Ponyboi, an Intersex sex worker, looks for love and a way out of his seedy life in New Jersey. Through a magical encounter with the man of his dreams, Ponyboi discovers his worth.
Trailer/Website

LGTBQ ASIAN SHORTS

Saturday 5:00pm

U FOR USHA

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, India, 22 min

Director: Rohan Parashuram Kanawade

Writer: Rohan Parashuram Kanawade

Synopsis: Usha, a single mother who works as a farm labourer in rural India, feels drawn to a female teacher of local primary school, in ways she never knew possible. This attraction plays an important part, in firing her passion to read and write and she hopes to be as good as the teacher, one day. 
"U Ushacha" is a subtle portrayal of sexual awakening, as well as how a naïve attraction can empower a woman to take control of her life, and make each day, something to look forward to.

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IN THIS FAMILY

Year, Country, Run Time:

2017, Philippines, 12 min

Director: Drama Del Rosario

Writer: Drama Del Rosario

Synopsis: 

Ten years after being outed by his teacher, a gay man revisits raw audio recordings of his Filipino family’s reactions.

Trailer/Website

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 9 min

Director: Bridey Elliott

Writer: Teresa Lee, Christine Medrano

Synopsis: When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.Instead of the escape fantasy that was promised at the bar, Jake ends up entering into the relationship drama of the two women.

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MONOGAMISH

Year, Country, Run Time: 2017, USA, 13 min

Director: Nardeep Khurmi

Writer: Sachin Bhatt

Synopsis: MONOGAMISH follows Sagar and Nishi, a sexually fluid, Indian pair who are not in a 'typical' relationship. Although the intimacy and connection they have are undeniable, they are not partners and they are not cheating. Sagar is already in a committed relationship and all three parties are aware. Monogamish explores the dynamics and strength of these two non-traditional couples, where agreements are made and boundaries are challenged.

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ASTRI AND TAMBULEH

Year, Country, Run Time:

2017, Philippines, 18 min

Director: Xeph Suarez

Writer: Cenon Obispo Palomares

Synopsis: Astri, a 16-year old transwoman, is in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them. Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea, everything seems perfect except that Badjao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

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ENGAGED

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 17 min

Director: David Scala

Writer: David Scala

Synopsis: Darren keeps trying – and failing – to propose to his boyfriend Elliot. While attending a friend’s outrageous engagement party, they are both forced to play an elaborate couples game that puts their relationship in an awkward spotlight. Darren flees to commiserate with his best friend Lara, who suggests he might actually be self sabotaging himself due to unresolved insecurities about his sexuality. Finally confronted with his own internalized notions of what relationships “should” or “should not” be ––even as an out gay man –– Darren must decide whether he’s ready to take the next step with both his relationship, and himself.

Website

MEN

IN BRIEFS

Sunday 11:00am

TURN IT AROUND

Year, Country, Run Time: 

Director: Niels Bourgonje

Writer: Paul Bontenbal

Synopsis: When the fifteen year old Bram meets Florian at a house party, he immediately falls for him. There's only one problem: nobody knows Bram is gay.

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O ORFAO (THE ORPHAN)

Year, Country, Run Time:

2018, Brazil, 15 min

Director: Carolina Markowicz

Writer: Carolina Markowicz

Synopsis: Jonathas has been adopted, but it doesn't take long until he is returned because he is "different" from the other kids. Inspired by true events.

Trailer/Website 

THRIVE

Year, Country, Run Time: 

2019, UK, 17 min

Director: Jamie Di Spirito

Writer: Jamie Di Spirito

Synopsis: A hook-up between two young men - they make a connection, but it quickly becomes apparent they're looking for different things.

Trailer/Website: Coming Soon

PARKING

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, Iran, 9 min

Director: Ahmad Seyfipour

Writer: Ahmad Seyfipour

Synopsis: In the late hours of the night, in the downtown of Tehran, a thief enters an apartment parking lot. While stealing, he encounters two men having sex on the back seat of a car in the parking lot. If the men get into a fight with the thief and make noise, the neighbors will find out they are gay. If they call the police, the thief will be only sentenced to 3 months for theft, but they will be sentenced to death by gallows.

Trailer/Website: Coming Soon

INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS

Year, Country, Run Time:

2019, Brazil, 19 min

Director: Akira Kamiki

Writer: Akira Kamiki

Synopsis: After falling in love at a party, Danny and Seiji just want to be together. However, their differences might prove stronger than their feelings. The first fiction film about asexuality.

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LA SERENATA

Year, Country: 2019, USA, 9 min

Director: Adelina Anthony

Writer: Ernesto Javier Martínez

Synopsis: A Mexican-American boy learns from his parents about the tradition of serenading, and why demonstrating romantic affection proudly, publicly, and through song is such a treasured Mexican custom. One day, the boy asks his parents if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy. The parents, initially surprised by the question and unsure of how to answer, must decide how to honor their son and how to reimagine a beloved tradition.

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WOMEN

IN SHORTS

Sunday 1:15pm

MUDPOTS

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, USA, 13 min 

Director: Cate Smierciak

Writer: Cate Smierciak

Synopsis: 16-year-old Shelby and her best friend Jess spend one last afternoon together at the Salton Sea. In a stolen moment at Shelby’s surprise going-away party, they acknowledge something more between them.

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U FOR USHA

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, India, 22 min

Director: Rohan Parashuram Kanawade

Writer: Rohan Parashuram Kanawade

Synopsis: Usha, a single mother who works as a farm labourer in rural India, feels drawn to a female teacher of local primary school, in ways she never knew possible. This attraction plays an important part, in firing her passion to read and write and she hopes to be as good as the teacher, one day. 
"U Ushacha" is a subtle portrayal of sexual awakening, as well as how a naïve attraction can empower a woman to take control of her life, and make each day, something to look forward to.

Trailer

CARE

Year, Country, Run Time: 2016, USA, 8 min

Director: April Wilson

Writer: Donna Choo

Synopsis: At an assisted living facility the last thing Bea and Rose expect, is to  find love, but in doing so redefine expectations of life and commitment.

RANCHERA

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, Spain, 6 min

Director: Joaquín Gómez

Writer: Joaquín Gómez

Synopsis: Rocio is not in the mood for wedding type festivities after her girlfriend dumps her. Lola, Rocio’s sister, however does not want to spoil the festive mood and sings along with a ranchera song, the key to the breakup story.

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TEDDY MATE

Year, Country, Run Time: 2019, USA, 15 min

Director: Rommel Villa

Writer: Lydia Lane

Synopsis: In a world where children bond with magical teddy bears that eventually transform into their perfect, human life partner; an optimistic and strong-willed young woman struggles when her teddy mate subverts expectations.

Trailer/Website

MISDIRECTION

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, USA, 14 min

Director: Carly Usdin

Writer: Carly Usdin

Synopsis: Camila is your average college freshman with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a big, gay crush on her roommate. After both situations come to a head in a near car crash, Cam is stuck trying to find a distraction. A chance encounter with a street magician teaches her to channel her misguided energy into a new hobby, and to open her heart to new possibilities.

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FORGET ME NOT

Year, Country, Run Time: 2018, Spain, 7 min

Director: Ferran Navarro-Beltrán

Writer: Josep Amorós (producer)

Synopsis: Irene and Luisa, two 70-year-old women go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.

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