Come ride this bi-fabulous, pan-tastic rollercoaster of seduction, unlikely matches, and relatable misses. Explore self-emancipation in the face of adversity, nerdy tween fantasies coming to life, a Hitchcock-esque meetcute in Estonia, and even a COVID/Zoom musical. Curated by Allegra and April Hirschman.
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM
DIRECTOR Matt Porter | 2020 | USA | 16m
Charles explores the gray areas of his own sexuality after going through an unexpected breakup. Starring Charles Gould (Bonding, Frameline42), Charles Rogers (Search Party; Men Don’t Whisper, Frameline42), and Brianna Baker (Suicide Kale, Frameline40). Watch Trailer
Two Men by the Sea (Dois Homens ao Mar)
DIRECTOR Gabriel Motta | 2020 | Brazil | 17m | In English, Estonian, and Portuguese with English subtitles | International Premiere
After leaving Brazil, César (writer-director Gabriel Motta) meets Martin (Mauri Liiv) at an empty cafe in Tallinn, Estonia. In front of them, the uncertain infinity of the sea. Watch Trailer
Hugo: 6:30 (Hugo : 18h30)
DIRECTORS Simon Helloco & James MacIver | 2020 | France | 13m | In French with English subtitles | North American Premiere
Hugo (Julien Branellec), a young actor, is asked to improvise narrating a story where he’s the actor and director at an audition. He unfolds a tale that explores sex, disease, and self-emancipation. Watch Trailer
DIRECTOR Luke McCarthy | 2021 | Australia | 17m | World Premiere
Katie (Shamita Sivabalan) is a young, confidently queer woman. After finding herself attracted to a man for the first time in her life, she must decide whether the complicated nature of the relationship is worth pursuing.
COVID: The Musical
DIRECTORS April Hirschman & Lynn Gardiner | 2021 | USA | 4m | World Premiere
Three strangers meet on Craigslist and become roommates just as lockdown starts. They struggle with loneliness, loss, and the desire for connection against the backdrop of the pandemic.
DIRECTOR Yassin Koptan | 2020 | USA/Egypt | 15m
After six years of being in a long-distance relationship, Sandra (Kayla Eva) travels to the Middle East to see her girlfriend and ask her the big question. Watch Trailer
Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 7:30pm PDT Thu, Jun 24.
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