Women’s/Queer Shorts Showcase

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Women’s/Queer Shorts Showcase


Saturday Aug 10 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2019

Presented by: Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation

The remarkable women at the core of our women’s/queer showcase proudly love truth over fear. From putting friendships to the test with an unexpected confession; a 20-something exploring the disparity between emotional and physical intimacy; first love between a teenage couple whose other half begins her transition; a tomboy in a boys’ football gang; reconnecting with friends after a long stay abroad and resurrecting intense rivalries; to a trans woman grappling with how to dress to say goodbye to her dying grandmother. Our intimate, deeply felt collection of women’s and trans shorts fearlessly blazes trails by expanding our limited definition of gender and situating queer female and trans expressions and resistance front and center.

Three Centimetres
Directed by Lara Zeidan. 2018. Lebanon, UK. 9 min. Arabic with English subtitles.
Four teenage girls find their friendship put to the test while suspended high above Beirut on a Ferris wheel. As secrets are revealed and tensions rise, this claustrophobic drama culminates in an unexpected confession. 
Teddy Award Best Short Film, 2018 Berlin International Film Festival; Winner, 2018 Iris Prize

Girl Talk

Directed by Erica Rose. 2018. USA. 17 min.
Girl Talk follows 20-something Mia, as she explores the disparity between emotional and physical intimacy, which comes to a head when she meets an intriguing couple.
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist

Yulia & Juliet
Directed by Zara Dwinger. 2018. Netherlands. 12 min. Dutch with English subtitles.
Yulia and Juliet, both 16, are locked up in a juvenile detention center. Despite their circumstances, they’re in love with each other and feel like they can take on anything together. 
Generation 14plus, 2019 Berlin International Film Festival

Fran This Summer
Directed by Mary Evangelista. USA. 2018. 10 min.
Teenagers Francis and Angie are very much in love. Francis wants to transition to Fran, so he naively starts taking his mother’s birth control pills hoping it will spur the development of a womanly body. Tensions mount when Francis’ tomboy kid sister asks the couple to go to the beach. Angie reluctantly agrees to the trip knowing that she must confront her own fears about the changing bonds with Fran.
Shorts Program 5, 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Don’t Call Me Bro (Nenn Mich Nicht Bruder)
Directed by Gina Wenzel. Germany. 2018. 19 min. German with English subtitles.
Cheyenne is the only girl in a boys’ football gang known as “The Kick-About Crew.” Boozing and violence play a central role in the life of the gang, of which Cheyenne’s boyfriend, Josh, is also a member. Then, one day, Dany, a mysterious new boy appears. 
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist


Girlfriends (Amies)

Directed by Marie Davignon. Canada. 2018. 19 min. French with English subtitles.
In the early 2000s, following her return from a long stay abroad, Amélie tries to reconnect with her friend Maude, while the rivalry between her and Pascale takes a dark turn. 
Short Cuts, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

There You Are
Directed by Lisa Donato. USA. 2018. 17 min.
A trans woman must dress like a man to say goodbye to her dying grandmother in Texas.
2018 Iris Prize Shortlist

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