Grief is both one of our most feared and most inevitable emotions. The filmmakers in this program bravely explore this shared experience through their own uniquely queer eyes in this beautiful and moving collection. We have all felt degrees of loss this past year. Perhaps these films can provide reflection and solace; a chance not to turn away from the sadness, but to hold it close and give it space to transform into something else.
Total runtime: 70 mins
Content Advisory: Subject matter deals with death, illness, and transphobia.
Anna Kuperberg & Julie Caskey / USA / 2020 / 15 mins / English
Eleven Weeks is an aching and tender portrait of a couple about to say goodbye; Carla accepts her fast-acting cancer diagnosis as her wife and photographer Anna documents their last days together in a deeply affecting love story.
Some Things Are Hard to Say
Benjamin Deboosere / Belgium / 2021 / 12 mins / German
Basti searches for his lost love Davide, caught between memory and present, navigating a world that is not set up for him to move freely in the melancholy yet hopeful short film Some Things Are Hard to Say.
Golden Frames in the Closet
Putri Sarah Amelia / Indonesia / 2019 / 16 mins / Indonesian
Golden Frames in the Closet is a sensitive story about respect for bodily autonomy even when our souls have departed, in which a mortuary cosmetologist faces a dilemma with her latest client.
The West Kerry Cowboy
Cian O Connor / Ireland / 2020 / 18 mins / English
On the anniversary of his mother’s death, Big Mac gathers his courage to share his deepest secret with his father Frank in The West Kerry Cowboy.
It Was the Dog Who Saved My Life
Adam Golub & Sylvaine Alfaro / USA / 2020 / 10 mins / English
In It Was The Dog That Saved My Life, visual artist Jonathan recreates and memorializes his time spent with his lover Kevin who died from AIDS, and his dog, Toby who was his companion in loss.