Shorts: Cinema Non-Conforming

Aug 17, 2023
8:45 PM

Location
International Village - Theatre 8

Available Online
Aug 18 - 21
8:45 PM - 8:45 PM

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In this experimental shorts program, queer artists push the boundaries of mainstream cinema through considerate but playful editing, intimate renderings of sound, and Cher’s 1998 hit single “Believe.”

Content warning: Racism and racial slurs, sexually explicit content, nudity, flashing lights.

Total runtime: 77 min

MOONCAKE

Rraine Hanson / United States / 2022 / 11 min / English with captions

An experimental meditation on genderqueerness and the blurred lines between influence, desire, and obsession. The unnamed protagonist revists a childhood memory, and fantasies that once captured their imagination re-surface.

BRIGHT HEART

Tarek Lakhrissi / France, Belgium / 2023 / 14 min / French with English subtitles

Feeling surveilled and stalked after saying goodnight to a close friend, Jahid finds refuge in a museum where classic, almost spectral, sculptures confront him with improbable discoveries.

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OB SCENE (OB SCENA)

Paloma Orlandini Castro / Argentina / 2021 / 18 min / Spanish with English subtitles

In this striking and meditative work, filmmaker Paloma Orlandini Castro categorizes her sexual history using old medical terms and comparisons to contemporary pornography.

NO ONE KNOWS I’M A DOG ON THE INTERNET

Nate King / United States / 2023 / 4 min / English with captions

Animator Nate King unabashedly claims his space in kink in this neon, retro web surf through the private files of a queer man with a penchant for puppy play.

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GEN

Vivian Barton / United Kingdom / 2023 / 10 min / English with captions

A surrealist journey begins on a dark and mysterious night in this metaphorical expression of self-discovery and rebirth.

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NOWHERE

Pedro Gonçalves Ribeiro / Portugal, Brazil / 2022 / 19 min / English, Portuguese, and French with English subtitles

An instrumental remix of Cher’s “Believe” provides the score to this profound and personal essay film which explores themes of memory, identity, and queerness.