Fantasies of the Real

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 9:30pm EST

Nov 9 | 9:30pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

In this program of mysterious queer and trans shorts, each film takes up themes of chaos, rupture, and entropy. Goodbye Fantasy sends two people on a voyage towards and beyond one another. In The Bedroom and the Street, a love story blossoms amidst anti-capitalist struggle. Peeling back the shrouded image of queer love, Exhumation is a reanimation of long lost desire. In The Stories We Tell Ourselves, the filmmaker documents their history of self-harm by using the same instruments that they once used to hurt themselves with to decay the celluloid of their family’s home movies. Santam emerses us in an otherworldly bakery where the simple quest for a good Churro reveals the powerful impact of a gender non-conforming presence. Sabien and Anna is a slice-of-life film-essay offering a meditation on the day to day life in an elderly couple. Finally, in Happy, a circular journey on a seemingly endless loop arrives at an undeniable truth.


Goodbye Fantasy

Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados

15 min | Colombia/Mexico/USA | 2019

The Bed and the Street

Mike Hoolboom & Heather Frise

5 min | Canada | 2018


Daniel McIntyre

8 min | Canada | 2018

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Belle Krupcheck

17 min | USA | 2019


Joaquín Gutiérrez

2 min | Mexico | 2019

Sabien and Anna

Jeehye Kay Jang

10 min | Denmark/The Netherlands | 2019


Seyed Ahmadreza Mousavi

9 min | Iran | 2018