Shorts: Thrive

This program has 8 films.

Thu May 26, 12:00 pm
Inside Out Screening Room

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Thu May 26, 12:00 pm
Inside Out Screening Room

Child of Polycritus

Lauren John Joseph

Lauren John Joseph

An effervescent historiography in which a mythological baby, a nail salon, and cinematic portraits combine to show timely and atemporal tales of gender nonconformity.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2021

Duration

18 mins

Interests

Experimental, Queer, RE:Focus, Religion, Trans

Bros Before

Henry Hanson

Henry Hanson

When Billy starts dating a woman, Elijah must come to terms with his feelings for Billy and with his own burgeoning homosexuality.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

19 mins

Interests

Gay, Non-Binary, Queer, Romance, Trans

The Neighbour

Cedoy _

Cedoy _

Director

The Neighbour highlights the housing difficulties for trans communities in Istanbul through the story of Bulut, who moves to a new flat with an unsupportive landlady.

Country

Turkey

Year

2021

Duration

20 mins

Subtitles

Turkish with English subtitles

Interests

Trans

Ele of the Dark

Yace Sula

Yace Sula

A non-binary visual artist contemplates their relationship with darkness and its hold on their complexion, trauma and queerness.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Black, Experimental, Non-Binary, Queer

Transubstantiation, Shabbat

Elio Baseman

Elio Baseman

This short film serves as a meditation on Judaism and the giving spirit as they relate to the labour of cooking, gender, and the body.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

3 mins

Interests

Animation, Canadian, Experimental, Non-Binary, Religion

Little Sky

Jess X. Snow

Jess X. Snow

Haunted by their childhood memories, Chinese American drag sensation, Sky, returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

14 mins

Subtitles

English and Cantonese with English subtitles

Interests

Asian, Drag, Non-Binary

Muhafiz (The Protector)

Pradipta Ray

Pradipta Ray

During the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat, India, Samir is out cruising when he finds Rafiq, a Muslim boy, hiding in the bushes.

Country

India

Year

2022

Duration

18 mins

Subtitles

Hindi with English subtitles

Interests

Gay, Muslim, South Asian

How Not To Date While Trans

Nyala Moon

Nyala Moon

A dark comedy breaks the fourth wall as it follows the dating life of a Black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Black, Trans

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