Ties That Bind Shorts
5 PM | The Plaza Theatre
Directed by YUDHO ADITYA I 20 min
A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the west.
Directed by NEILS BOURGONJE I 11 min
A young man agrees to support his ex lover during an HIV test. Not having seen each other for a while, they are forced to sit together in the waiting room of an STI clinic. What starts out as an awkward conversation, soon becomes something more tender. Is there still a chance for reconciliation?
Directed by AMY ADLER I 13 min
When a trans guy is faced with difficult life circumstances he has to find a new way to express old feelings.
Directed by PETER PFLÜGLER I 6 min
An unexpected kiss triggers a young mans journey to his innermost
self. He must learn that facing the unexplored is always the first and most difficult step
Directed by BRANDON CORDEIRO I 9 min
Provincetown, a small harbor village at the very tip of Cape Cod,
Massachusetts, was already a home to the LGBT community for a few decades when AIDS devastated its population in the mid- 1980s. ribbons is a short film that explores an episode in the life of a second generation Portuguese boy when his mother brings him to a community memorial service by the sea. The boy experiences firsthand the loss incurred by the epidemic, but also his community’s inspirational response to it; an event that as an adult helps him understand the power of forming a bond with a kindred tribe.
CHANGE IN THE WEATHER
Directed by MUIRIS CROWLEY I 16 min
Michael, a young man living in rural Ireland, struggles to adjust to a
sudden change in his furtive lifestyle.
Girl on Girl
7 PM | The Plaza Theatre | PG
DIRECTED BY JODI SAVITZ
2016 I USA I 111 min I PG
Girl on Girl highlights the emotional consequences of feminine
lesbian invisibility— the phenomena in which, due to their feminine or “passing” appearance, countless LGBTQ women are rendered invisible and assumed to be straight by the outside world and to each other. This concept has heretofore been widely overlooked in LGBTQ media. The cast is made up of women who challenge assumptions of what society imagines a lesbian to look like and offer fundamentally different narratives of how invisibility has
impacted their lives. Each story intimately reveals that coming out
on a daily basis is a repetitive act, not a one-time proclamation.
(short before feature film)
DIRECTED BY NICOLE OPPER I 14 min
25 year old Breanna Sinclaire is a phenomenal African American opera singer and the first openly trans woman to study at a major conservatory. This short piece traces her earliest memories of self-discovery.
Don’t forget to head over to the Naked Leaf for our Programmers’ Corner series after both films. Drink tea whilst debriefing about the great film you’ve just watched!