Lesbian Shorts Showcase

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Lesbian Shorts Showcase


Sunday Aug 13 02:20 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2017

Presented by Chitty Bang 

An eclectic collection of Berlin and Iris Prize-winning shorts of the lesbian persuasion, offering laughs and tears while traversing the cycle of life: childhood innocence, adolescent crushes, adulthood, old age, and death. Total runtime: 100 min.

My Gay Sister (Min Homosyster)
Directed by Lia Hietala. 2017. Sweden. 15 min.
A relationship between two sisters is put to the test when a new role model appears for the younger sister, Cleo. How does one know that one is in love and are there any shortcuts to the answer? A short drama about the ability to create trust. 

Like A Butterfly (Wie Ein Schmetterling)
Directed by Sabrina Maria Roessel. Germany. 2015. 16 min.
A 5-year-old girl tries to understand the meaning of death. When a bird flies against a window and dies, the girl starts to deal with the terminal illness of her mother.

Be My First
Directed by Philippe Mckie. 2017. Japan. 11 min.
A young Japanese girl riding the train posts a message from her phone to an online thread: 'I'm a high-school student and I'm a virgin, does anyone want to pay to be my first? It has to be tonight.' An exploration of lust, love and fetishization.

Directed by Toby Fell-Holden. 2015. UK. 17 min.
In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame.

Directed by Marvin Lemus. 2016. USA. 12 min.
Hope struggles with grief after Mac, her butch girlfriend, passes away. Hope must overcome homophobic hostilities from her dead girlfriend’s family in order to respectfully send Mac off into the afterlife in the way she would’ve wanted.

Directed by Jake Graf. 2017. UK. 15 min.
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half-lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realization that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us. 

Oh Be Joyful
Directed by Susan Jacobson. 2017 UK. 14 min.
Rita is about to kick the bucket, but before she does she has one final job to do: drag her granddaughter out of the closet.

All-access festival pass available for purchase here—it’s the only way to guarantee a seat at all the films, receptions, and most importantly, our signature Red Carpet Event on Saturday, August 19.

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