Nov 3 | 6:00pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
The films in this collection of shorts combine poetry with experimental and found footage filmmaking to highlight the ambivalent prospects of representing gender, sexuality, and identity in cinema today.
Approximate running time: 75 minutes.
dir. Erin Buelow | Canada | 2018 | 16 min
Undone explores the troubled language of the tactile body.
Wheelchair Dancer – Kenta Kambara
dir. Kenta Kambara & Nobuyuki Arai | Japan | 2018 | 2 min
A portrait of Kenta Kambara from Japan, who made headlines in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Handover Ceremony for his acrobatic dancing with a wheelchair.
Amour is love
dirs. Hanna Che & Harry Forbez | Canada | 2018 | 10 min
Mariana, Jodie-Ann, and Diane are three queer as f*** women of color who discuss their past, present, and future without any filters or taboos.
dir. Krissy Mahan | United States | 2016 | 7 min
Krissy Mahan’s Carol is a stop-motion parody of Todd Haynes’ 2015 feature film Carol (2015). Referencing Haynes’ underground cult short film, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988), this playful short, starring Fisher-Price toy figures, presents a hilarious and necessary counter perspective to Hayne’s adaption of the queer classic/classist narrative.
dir. Lynx Sainte-Marie | Canada | 2017 | 6 min
way home is an atmospheric visual and auditory landscape through which the artist shares deeply resonant poetry woven from love, pain and longing at the intersection. As we travel with the artist, we are brought on a revealing journey with tender memories of play, grief, abandonment, resilience and various other dissonant emotions the concept of home can invoke for Black folks in the diaspora.
dir. Tiffany Rossi | Brazil | 2017 | 1 min
Filmmaker Tiffany Rossi asks: Have you ever felt detached?
Idea of Me
dir. Brianca Williams | United States | 2018 | 4 min
A young woman becomes emotionally detached in her relationship as she struggles with depression and fear of intimacy.
Happy Birthday Marsha!
dirs. Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel | United States | 2017 | 15 min
This long-awaited short film imagines iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha ‘Pay it No Mind’ Johnson, in the hours before the Stonewall Riots in New York City when drag queens and trans women fought back against enduring police brutality. Starring Independent Spirit Award Winner, Mya Taylor.
dirs. Jan Pieter Tuinstra & Keren Levi | Netherlands | 2018 | 14 min
Dancer Elvin Elejandro Martinez performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean, and all the changes he has been through since migrating to the Netherlands.