Gay Shorts Showcase II

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Gay Shorts Showcase II


Tuesday Aug 15 06:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2017

Presented by Life Foundation

An assortment of Iris Prize-winning gay genre shorts weaving together themes of identity, love, longing, loneliness, aging, and even horror while underlining the things that truly bond us and define our experience. Total runtime: 95 min. 

Showing It All
Directed by Lasse Persson. 2016. Sweden. 3 min.
A striptease dancer performs a show with confidence and grace. But she has hard-to-please audience. 

I Don't Believe in That
Directed by Neil Fennell. 2015. USA. 10 min.
Derrick and Keith believe in love. Derrick and Keith believe in each other. But what happens when that’s all Derrick and Keith can agree on? Will they be able to work through their differences, or will their relationship go down the drain? 

Directed by Niels Bourgonje. 2016. Netherlands. 11 min.
When a young man is asked by his ex-lover to support him during an HIV test, he sees an opportunity to find out if there’s still a chance for reconciliation.

You Deserve Everything
Directed by Goran Stolevski. 2016. Australia. 19 min.
A doctor’s tentative romance with the hospital’s Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.

Directed by Blake Mawson. 2016. Canada. 15 min.
Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16-year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultranationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia's LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for. 

Submarine (Submarino)
Directed by Rafael Aidar. 2015. Brazil. 20 min.
A story about love and loneliness in the life of an old man, set against the age of digital connectivity. 

Directed by Karsten Dahlem. 2017. Germany. 17 min.
When gang leader Ole and his buddies nicked 12-year-old Davie’s school bag, Ole would never in his wildest dreams have imagined that a short time later he would appear on stage with Davie at a school karaoke contest dressed as a princess with makeup on... neither could his friends. 

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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