Shorts: Something About Him

Aug 17, 2023
9 PM

Location
International Village - Theatre 9

Available Online
Aug 18 - 21
9 PM - 9 PM

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It’s date night, and we’re serving up new love! Think meet-cutes, first-date anxiety, daytime solicitation, and unsuspecting connection. This one’s for the boys who want their hearts lifted, crops watered, and skin cleared.

Content warning: Sexually explicit content, nudity.

Total runtime: 89 min

The Dependent Variables (Le Variabili Dipendenti)

Lorenzo Tardella / Italy / 2022 / 16 min / Italian with English subtitles

On a school trip to the theatre, two teenage boys unexpectedly kiss. Will they have the language to process this monumental moment?

Outdoors

John Mark Fitzpatrick / United Kingdom / 2022 / 13 min / English with captions

Bim and Nathan meet in the park and have immediate chemistry. A chance encounter reveals something Bim has been trying to hide.

Content warning: Sexually explicit content, nudity.

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Habib & The Thief

Naures Sager / Sweden / 2021 / 15 min / English with captions

Bonded by a stolen cape, Habib and his princely thief play a dangerous game on an exhilarating night out. The consequences of their actions call into question the cost of living boldly and joyfully.

The Dalles

Angalis Field / United States / 2023 / 10 min / English with captions

In this sensitive exploration of burgeoning desire and the loneliness of growing up queer in rural Oregon, a handsome cyclist asks a teen for directions to a cruising spot. The boy takes this as an invitation.

POLYWOOD

Alessio Mineo / United States / 2023 / 16 min / English with captions

A playful, tongue-in-cheek jab at the modern dating scene, serial singleton Clayton’s first date nerves wane within minutes of meeting August. But as Clayton’s confidence grows, August drops a bombshell—he isn’t single.

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Dogfriend (Hundefreund)

Maissa Lihedheb / Germany / 2022 / 18 min / German with English subtitles

A date between two men (one Black, one white) takes an unexpected turn in this boldly unpredictable exploration of racial politics, microaggressions, and mental health.

Content warning: Sexually explicit content.

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