The 27th edition of the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival is just a few weeks away, and we have the full lineup for anyone heading to or living in our favorite Texan city. The films listed below come in addition to the festival’s big events, with “Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine” opening the festival, “Regarding Susan Sontag” as the centrepiece and “Dior and I” and “Appropriate Behavior” collectively closing down AGLIFF 2014.
More info is available on the festival’s website. The festival runs September 10-14, 2014.
NARRATIVE FILM TITLES
Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme) (dir. Xavier Dolan, 2013,
Canada & France, In French with English Subtitles, 102 min., Texas
Saturday, Sept. 13 at
10:00 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Tom (played by Dolan), a grief-stricken young
ad copywriter visits his dead lover’s parents — only to get drawn into a savage
game rooted in the rural family’s dark past — a psychosexual thriller that
pulses with style.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLOJpY6DfAE
Dual (Dvojina) (dir. Nejc Gazvoda, 2013,
Solvenia/Croatia/Denmark, In Slovenian & Danish with English Subtitles, 102
min., Texas Premiere – NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m.,
Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Each struggling to find her place in the world,
two young women’s lives are forever altered when one gets stranded in Slovenia
on her way to Greece and their experiences become interwoven.
The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) (dir. Daniel
Ribeiro, 2014, Brazil, In Portuguese with English Subtitles, 95 min, Texas
Saturday, Sept. 13 at 5:05 p.m.,
Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: The 2014 Berlin Film Festival favorite and
Teddy Winner might be the most unexpected and honest romance of a blind teenage
boy discovering love and managing to see what he wants.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4inBopl2dE
Happiness on Earth (Yo Soy la Felicidad de Este Mundo) (Dir. Julián Hernández,
2014, México, In Spanish with English Subtitles,
115 min., Texas Premiere)
September 11 at 10:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Emiliano is a butterfly, going from boy to boy
until he meets one he has and loses. CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT
(Dir. Eytan Fox, 2013, Israel, In Hebrew with
English Subtitles, 92 min., Texas Premiere)
September 14 at 5:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Need some cheering up? See how these six
neighbors “tune in” to the needs of one of them in the new film from Israeli
director, Eytan Fox
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ta4KhyMwmE
Floating Skyscrapers (Plynace wiezowce) (dir. Tomasz
Wasilewski, 2013, Poland, In Polish with English Subtitles, 93 min., Texas Premiere)
Thursday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Swimmer Kuba lives a comfortable life with his girlfriend
Sylwie, until he meets handsome Mikal and must choose by giving into his
passion breaking barriers or holding in his emotions before he loses
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T6GvG5mm2U
(Dir. Hong Khaou, 2014, U.K., In English &
Mandarin with English Subtitles, 86 min., Texas Premiere)
September 13 at 7:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: When his boyfriend, Kai, dies in an accident
Richard is left trying to help Kai’s mother, who only speaks Chinese and is
marooned in a nursing home.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8HhLd07fYY
(Dir. Josh Beck, 2013, U.S., 98 min., Southwest Premiere) – NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
September 12 at 8:00 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Shutting out and shutting down seem to be
Ever’s preferred methods for coping with a tragic loss, but a chance meeting
with photographer Emily captures her attention and begins to open her heart
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8HhLd07fYY
(Jongens) (Dir. Mischa Kamp, 2014, Netherlands, In
Dutch with English Subtitles, 78 min., Texas Premiere)
September 12 at 10:30 a.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Marc and Sieger run track together and
discover that they have feelings for each other. Sieger tries hanging out with
Jessica, but that doesn’t stop the feelings.
4 Parents and a Little Egg (20 Leugens, 4 ouders en een scharrelei) (Dir. Hanro
Smitsman, 2013, Netherlands, In Dutch with
English Subtitles, 78 min., Texas Premiere)
September 14 at 1:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: A rebellious teen suddenly finds himself
spending time with the father he’s never met.
Plan (Dir. JC Calciano, 2014, U.S., 90 min, Texas Premiere)
September 13 at 12:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Two best friends have to find Mr. Right before
they plan to marry each other. Time is running out!
Place (Dir. Jody Wheeler, 2014, U.S., 90 min., Southwest Premiere) – NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
Jody Wheeler and stars Timo Descamps & Sean Paul Lockhart in attendance.
September 12 at 9:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: The estranged heir to a wine fortune must unravel
a conspiracy that frames him for murder, threatens his inheritance, and
endangers his very life itself.
(Dir. Andrew Putschoegl, 2013, U.S., 95 min., Texas Premiere)
Andrew Putschoegl in attendance.
September 11 at 6:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Looking for a few days of vacation and
amusement, best friends Kat and Samantha pretend to be lovers while attending a
couple’s weekend workshop and things get really complicated.
Girl (Dir. Eric
2014, U.S., 95 min., Texas Premiere)
September 13 at 10:00 a.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Coming into your own personhood and loving
yourself and who you are. What do “boy” and “girl” really mean after all?
(Dir. Marcel Gisler, 2013, Switzerland, In Swiss
& German with English Subtitles, 106 min., Texas Premiere) – NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
September 12 at 2:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: They say you can’t choose your family,
but you can choose your friends. Sometimes it turns out your friends choose
you, and your family isn’t quite as you had thought.
Beach (Praia do Futuro) (Dir. Karim Ainouz, 2014, Brazil & Germany, In Portuguese & German with English Subtitles, 106
min., Texas Premiere)
September 14 at 12:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Emotionally lost at sea, a Brazilian lifeguard
follows his lover to Germany and soon finds himself retreating further and
further away until a vestige of his past reemerges.
(Dir. Patrik-Ian Polk, 2014, U.S., 97 min., Texas Premiere)
September 13 at 12:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: A young singer struggles with his
sexuality and the treatment of others while coming of age in a small Southern
Orange (Dir. Wade Gasque, 2014, U.S., 76 min., Southwest Premiere) – NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
September 12 at 5:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: In the small Central California town where they
grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent
death of their father when they return home for some unfinished business.
The Movie (Dir. Ian Thorpe, 2014, U.S., 92 min., Texas Premiere)
September 11 at 8:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Fate brought Todd Lucas and BJ Fairchild
together to form the ultimate 80’s power ballad duo Eternity. Love will tear
them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss will redefine their genre
(Dir. Tim Burton, 1994, U.S., 127 min., 20th anniversary screening)
September 14 at 10:15 a.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: One of the most under-appreciated films of the
1990’s and winner of two Academy Awards, “Ed Wood” is certainly one of Burton’s
finest directorial efforts. “Ed Wood” (played by Johnny Depp) celebrates the
life of Edward D. Wood Jr., perhaps best known as the worst filmmaker of
Skin (Dir. Gregg Araki, 2004, Netherlands & U.S., 105 min., 10th
September 12 at 11:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: From Gregg Araki, “Mysterious Skin” follows a teenage hustler and a young
man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths and together discovering a
horrible, liberating truth from their past.
DOCUMENTARY FILM TITLES
(Dir. Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, 2014, U.S., 75 min., Austin Premiere)
September 12 at 12:45 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: A transgender teacher of traditional dance in
Hawaii shares her struggles with her marriage and with her students to help
them be whoever they are meant to be.
QUEENS & COWBOYS: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo (dir.
Matt Livadary, 2014, U.S., 92 min., Austin Premiere) – DOCUMENTARY JURY
Documentary subject, Wade Earp in attendance.
Saturday, September 13 at 2:45 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse S.
“Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay
Rodeo” chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo
Player (Dir. Scott Gracheff, 2013, U.S., 90 min., Texas Premiere)
Scott Gracheff in attendance.
Thursday, September 11 at
9:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Rugby Player” pays tribute to one of the gay heroes of the 9/11 tragedy Mark
Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn (Dir. Ethan Reid, 2014, U.K., 97 min., U.S.
Ethan Reid in attendance.
September 13 at 9:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: “Peter de Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn” is a
stroll down memory lane with the inspiring, unapologetic director of numerous
explicit shorts and features from the 1960’s and 1970’s that influenced
director Wakefield Poole to create the first widely-available gay porn film,
“Boys in the Sand.” CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojESUY3dAvY
FOLSOM FOREVER (dir. Mike Skiff, 2013, U.S., 72 min.,
Sunday, September 14 at 8:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: “Folsom Forever” tells the story of
how this little street fair started in 1984 and grew into the biggest outdoor
kink and fetish event in the world, and managed to do a lot of good along the
way. CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT.
Circle (Der Kreis) (Dir. Stefan Haupt, 2014, Switzerland, In German & French with English Subtitles,
102 min., Texas Premiere)
September 14 at 5:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: One of the most acclaimed documentaries of 2014
and winner of the prestigious Teddy Award, “The Circle” uncovers the
fascinating universe of one of the first gay liberation communities as the film
depicts a decades-long love story.
the Night (Dir. blair dorosh-walther, 2014, U.S., 75 min., Austin Premiere)
September 13 at 3:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly
neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are
violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street.
Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and The Theremin (Dir. Robert Nazar
Arjoyan, 2014, U.S., 85 min., Southwest Premiere) – DOCUMENTARY JURY
September 12 at 3:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Let Theremin virtuoso Armen Ra transport you to
another time and place with his haunting, mystifying performances, and see the
‘Hell’ to Amanda Lepore’s ‘Heaven’. A new ‘Queen of the Theremin’ has taken the
the Kingdom: Let Your Light Shine (Dir. Markie Hancock, 2014, U.S.,, 74 min.,
September 11 at 11:30 a.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: “Queers in the Kingdom: Let Your Light Shine”
tracks both the evangelical history of this nation and the emergence of One
Wheaton — a group of LGBTQ alumni and allies from Wheaton College (Billy
Graham’s Alma Mater). One Wheaton takes action to support current students and
each other as many connect to their backgrounds and college experience for the
(Dir. Dionisio Traverso, 2013, U.S., 99 min., Southwest Premiere)
Dio Traverso in attendance.
September 11 at 4:00 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Young men with few resources living in
Providence, Rhode Island, attempt to survive using their bodies to support
themselves while trying to escape their situation.
Partnership (Dir. Thomas G. Miller, 2014, U.S., 75 min., Southwest Premiere) –
DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
September 13 at 5:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: “Limited Partnership” is a feature documentary
about the historic 40-year struggle of Richard Adams, a gay Filipino-American,
and his Australian spouse, Tony Sullivan, to remain together, in spite of U.S.
laws that attempt to force them apart.
(Dir. Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, 2014, U.S./Puerto Rico, In English & Spanish with English Subtitles,
87 min., Texas Premiere) – DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles expected to attend.
Friday, September 12 at
10:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: In a celebration of the trans community in
Puerto Rico, the fissure between internal and external is an ever-present
battle and “Mala Mala” explores, a diverse collection of subjects
that include LGBTQ advocates, business owners, sex workers, and a boisterous
group of drag performers who call themselves The Doll House.
Story of Love and Equality (Dir. Becca Roth, 2014, U.S., 102 min., Austin
September 11 at 1:30 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: Us vs Them in our fight for equal rights…”One:
A Story of Love and Equality” explores a search for “them” and what makes
Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger (Dir. Sam Feder, 2014, U.S., 72
min., Texas Premiere) – DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
September 12 at 5:15 p.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist,
and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising
transgender visibility. She is a role model for a generation of people that is
learning how to define its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that
frequently greets them with hate and hostility.
FAMILY SCREENING FILM (FREE SCREENING)
Fingers of Dr. T. (Dir. Roy Rowland, 1953, U.S., 89 min., Free Family
September 14 at 10:00 a.m., Drafthouse S. Lamar
Logline: “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” is a musical
fantasy film and the only feature film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr.
Seuss), who was responsible for the story, screenplay and lyrics.
SHORT FILM CATAGORIES
86 min., U.S., Australia & Netherlands
September 11 at 10:00 a.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
(Southwest Premiere) SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL JURY COMPETITION
Ray Rea /
2014 / 15 min. / USA
Album” is an homage to a photo album I was given after my Great Uncle’s a
pre-Stonewall gay man’s death.
FLIRTY (Southwest Premiere)
Carvin / 2014 / 5 / USA
celebration of transformation and being true to oneself, starring the incomparable
F. Troy Dazell as the effervescent Flirticia Fondue.
(Southwest Premiere) SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL JURY COMPETITION
Cameron / 2014 / 4 min. / USA
between two worlds, the son (a wolf) must decide whether that being true to
himself is worth the loss of his human father’s approval.
THE WITCH (or, sorry I missed church, I was busy practicing witchcraft and
becoming a lesbian) (Southwest Premiere) SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL JURY
eyes of her conservative Christian family a witch is evil and a lesbian is
depraved, but the life she creates is so much more spiritual than they can
Weintraub / 2014 / 11 min. / USA
is the story of two lovers who demonstrate the highest and lowest points of a
relationship within the span of a beautiful and treacherous ten-minute dance.
MORAL EVIL (Austin Premiere) SHORT FILM EXPERMENTAL JURY COMPETITION
Weistra / 2014 / 11 min. / Netherlands
dancers play a game with the viewer’s perception and expectations: is it a
memory, a dream, or a search for identity?
HER THIS WAS HOME (Texas Premiere) SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL JURY COMPETITION
Reinheimer / 2013 / 8 min. / USA
Her This Was Home” explores ideas of landlessness and diaspora through
abstracted dreamscapes constructed by layering new and archival footage,
rotoscoping, and text.
THE GRINDER (U.S. Premiere) SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL JURY COMPETITION
Morgenstern / 2014 / 14 min. / USA
a jobless rut, Ryan searches for meaning. When he encounters tragedy,
everything in his life looks a little bit different. Bridging experimental and
narrative form, “Lily in the Grinder” uses visual metaphor and an original
string quartet score in an exploration of time and meaning.
Coric & Sheldon Lieberman / 2013 / 3 min. / Australia
Using recorded interview
material and representative artwork, “Teagan” touches on the fear and
loneliness of living in the closet, and the joy and confidence that comes with
stepping into the light.
DRAMATIC SHORTS PROGRAM
Shorts Program #1
U.S., Australia, Canada, Sweden, Italy & Netherlands
September 11 at 12:30 p.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
CHILDREN (Southwest Premiere)
McDonall / 2012 / 18 min. / Australia
brothers, both children, are forced to play together while their single mother
is at work. The older brother must confront his rage at his younger sibling’s
dainty dolls and costumes.
(Uitgesproken) (Southwest Premiere)
Tonk, Dylan Tonk / 2013 / 14 min. / Netherlands
high school track athlete discovers that his teammate and best friend is gay he
must risk either his friendship or his reputation.
Queer Movie Project) (Texas Premiere)
Oschin / 2014 / 10 min. / USA
school girl has one day to ask her dream date to go to prom. Can she work up
the courage to do it?
FAREWELL (Ett Sista Farväl) (Texas Premiere) SHORT FILM NARRATIVE JURY
Andreas / 2013 / 13 min. / Sweden
Farewell” is both a calm and upsetting portrait of an aging author’s sorrow
over the death of his long-term partner.
SOLID (Southwest Premiere)
Downey / 2014 / 20 min. / USA
and Madison, two would-be lovers, attempt to re-define the term ‘soul mate’ in
this story of love, loss, coming out, and coming of age.
Hinkson / 2014 / 9 min. / Canada
year a part, lifelong friends Wyatt and Elijah reconnect and a provocative
secret polarizes the two friends as they struggle to reconcile their feelings
of loss, love and humiliation.
Queer Movie Project) (World Premiere)
Byrnes / 2014 / 4 min. / USA
couple, get into an argument. When David throws Alex against the wall, David
leaves, in shock at what he has done to his partner.
CLOSED EYES (Ad occhi chiusi) (Texas Premiere)
Riccardi / 2013 / 15 min. / Italy
story between two teenagers, Sara and Ginevra, becomes dangerous when the
father of the youngest discovers them, forcing his daughter to make a choice.
Shorts Program #2
U.S. & Canada
September 12 at 12:30 p.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
Halley / 2014 / 32 min. / US
articulate older man befriends a young model, and impersonates him on a mobile
cruising app to help the young model score tricks. But things get dark when it
turns out that the older man’s sexual tastes are… murderous. A musical.
LOST SOULS WITH SWITCHBLADES (Texas Premiere)
Compton / 2014 / 15 min. / US
modern day 50’s styled greaser boi, heads out for the night to see his girl,
Gloria. Hector’s Aunt Lidia and her boyfriend Johnny criticize him and threaten
to throw him out if he doesn’t change his strange ways.
Chan / 2013 / 7 min. / Canada
middle of the night, a ghost tries to communicate to his still-alive lover by
Robert Young, Marc Cleary / 2013 / 18 min. / USA
washed up old drag queen finds a young child abandoned outside her club, she
has to find a way to befriend him and return him to his family.
DEAD TO ME (Austin Premiere)
/ 2013 / 13 min. / USA
grieving Chicana mother, confronts an uninvited family member before her Dia de
los Muertos celebration.
Shorts Program #3
U.S. & Canada
September 14 at 3:00 p.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
Bickerstaff / 2014 / 26 min. / USA
from Outer Space! Sometime in the 1950’s, extraterrestrial lights appear in the
sky above middle America. One family must encounter the awe, fear, and
inspiration from visitors from another world.
BLUE (Texas Premiere) SHORT FILM NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
Dunye / 2014 / 17 min. / USA
Blue” is a look at a stealth security guard who has struggled to make his
insides match his outside.
KIND (World Premiere)
Yanez / 2014 / 14 min. / USA
Bianca and Natalia decide to skip class and head to the local gay bar, where
they meet a quirky drag queen bartender who is quick to pry. But it’s in the
safety of this bar that the girls allow themselves to immerse in the
fascination of their feelings for each other, until the dream is abruptly
shattered by an unexpected incident.
THE BOX (Texas Premiere)
Martin-Porras / 2013 / 15 min. / USA
the Box” tells the story of Matt, a cop from a small town in Texas who hides a
secret from his wife to keep his family together.
DAD (Southwest Premiere)
Campea / 2014 / 14 min. / Canada
disgruntled teenager, intercepts a series of text messages from what appears to
be a mistress. Using his father’s cell phone, he sets up a meeting to confront
the woman for answers.
PINES (Southwest Premiere)
Lundin / 2014 / 17 min. / USA
“Lost Pines” is a dark
detective thriller about love, betrayal, and Oxy. When Stef’’s forced to choose
between her loyalties and her friend when all clues lead back to the ex-best
friend she’s still in love with, Faith.
COMEDY SHORTS PROGRAMS
Shorts Program #1
U.S. & Canada
September 11 at 3:30 p.m. / Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar
/ 2014 / 22 min. / Canada
on-line dating programmer finds a friendship where she was a expecting a lover.
Or did she find a lover where she was expecting a friend?
Chun / 2014 / 9 min. / USA
middle of a sexy sleepover, a man is surprised by the arrival of his date’s
wife, who is too friendly for comfort.
TOOK A HOLIDAY (Southwest Premiere)
Gaylord / 2014 / 18 min. / USA
best friend’s birthday an actress agrees to impersonate Madonna for the entire
day, and their real-life problems can’t stop the celebration.
OF MY LIFE (World Premiere)
Cevallos, Gibby Cevallos / 2014 / 30 min. / USA
“A Slice of My Life” is a
satirical comedy about same sex marriages, religion and family as seen through
the eyes of Yvonne Lopez, a self-described womanizing, monoga-phobe who
recently moved back to Texas after same-sex marriages became legal in the state
Shorts Program #2
U.S. & Canada
September 14 at 7:45 p.m. / Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar
Wysocki / 2013 / 6 min. / USA
are picking out a mattress to share in their new home, and discover that
domestic bliss takes more than a pillow-top.
BARRIO BOY (Southwest Premiere) SHORT FILM NARRATIVE JURY
Shinners / 2014 / 8 min. / USA
Latino neighborhood in Brooklyn, a simple barber shares his most intimate
desires as he grooms a man who captures his affection.
Wong / 2014 / 10 min. / Canada
gay Asian man notices that many gay men are taking a ‘no-Asian’ stance, he
tries a group he previously avoided – rice queens, men ONLY attracted to
MORNING (Texas Premiere)
Knegt, Stephen Dunn / 2014 / 10 min. / Canada
awkward moment when you wake up hungover the night after your 30th birthday to
unknowingly discover a 17 year old in your apartment (but not in your bed).
Sobrack / 2014 / 16 min. / USA
a young man running from the police, is attempting to get off of the streets.
He enters a gated apartment building and is welcomed in by Kenton, who mistakes
Randall for his on-line hook-up. Randall goes along with the charade to be
hidden from the cops.
(Texas Premiere) SHORT FILM NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
Bumgarner / 2014 / 10 min. / USA
and son confess their secrets. POW! BOOM! Surprise.
/ 2014 / 20 min. / USA
carnal and creative expertise of a mother and father are boldly put to the test
when they attempt to enlighten their teenage children on matters of adult
education after unwittingly discovering that their son is gay.
DARE (Texas Premiere)
Blinn / 2014 / 8 min. / USA
Two straight couples play
the most dangerous game man has ever invented.
LATE NIGHT & SEXY SHORTS
Night & Sexy Shorts
U.S., UK, Israel & Greece
September 13 at 11:59 p.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
THERE (U.S Premiere)
/ 2013 / 19 min. / Israel
guy’s quest for BDSM and love turns into a whole new reality.
(Texas Premiere) – SHORT FILM NARRATIVE JURY COMPETITION
& Alicya Eyo / 2013 / 30 min. / UK
violence on the streets when Adam pursues a relationship with a younger, more
reserved man whose past is a web of secrets.
MY LOVE (Southwest Premiere)
Terrell / 2013 / 11 min. / USA
apartment building overrun by zombies, Aimee and Cynthia, a black lesbian
couple, hide in a laundry room trying to figure out their next move.
THE GYM (Southwest Premiere)
Hawk / 2014 / 6 min. / USA
sweaty, and worn out, an athlete returns home late at night and bares
BAT (Άνθρωπος Νυχτερίδα) (My Queer Movie Project) (Texas Premiere)
Ioannidis / 2013 / 10 min. / Greece
damsel is at distress for she is at the mercy of three violent masked thugs.
Her struggle is interrupted, when a familiar knightly figure emerges from the
shadows of the metropolis.
Morrisey / 2014 / 10 min. / USA
mild-mannered woman seeks alternative medicine for a bad case of insomnia, but
the remedy of Miss Miao can bring nightmares to life.
PARAKEETS (World Premiere)
Hornsby / 2014 / 14 min. / USA
Parakeets,” tells the story of two women and how their lives are forever linked
in ways that they never imaged. Sadly, they are also forever separated in some
ways by the truth that has always been concealed from them.
/ 2014 / 4 min. / USA
On a late
night walk through the woods a young man takes a detour for an illicit
rendezvous and finds that there’s a monster lurking in the dark.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAMS
Shorts Program #1
U.S., Australia, Italy & UK
September 12 at 10:00 a.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
FIRE (Texas Premiere) – SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
Abrahams Wilson / 2014 / 40 min. / Italy
Fire” chronicles one man’s descent into darkness as he struggles to reconcile
his faith and sexuality. On January 13, 1998 Alfredo Ormando, a closeted gay
writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St.
Peter’s Square, the only time such a protest had taken place on Vatican soil.
Despite the attempt by some in the gay community to frame the event as the
spark of the ‘Italian Stonewall,’ Alfredo’s gesture quickly faded into
ON ME – TRANS IDENTITY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY (North American Premiere)
Guler, Larissa De Filippo / 2014 / 5 min. / UK
film about exploring the relationship of identity through photography. It
questions how the construction of transgender identity can be developed through
self portraits and portraits.
Behrendt / 2013 / 8 min. / Australia
his entire life living in Australia, a gay Aboriginal man struggles to find
community. He finds it in the most unlikely of places – a rugby team.
STREETS (Southwest Premiere)
Mucha / 2013 / 6 min. / Australia
1978 in Sydney and Craig was a naïve teenager who became swept up in the birth
of a movement. Through a fragmented recollection, he revisits the chaotic
events of the first Sydney Gay Mardi Gras.
& GENTLEMAN: PHATIMA RUDE (Southwest Premiere)
King / 2014 / 25 min. / USA
Pankonin, (a.k.a. Phatima as well as Lee Rude) has performed in San Francisco
for the last 20 years. S/he has been instrumental in shaping the performative
alternative queer punk drag scene that has now become internationally famous,
yet s/he has never reaped any financial benefits.
Premiere) – SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
Aronson / 2014 / 13 min. / USA
Turnbaugh, a 78 year-old Manhattan intellectual with a hidden passion for
whips, bondage, and younger men, relives the evolution of his sexuality and
how, from a very young age, he came to discover his love for Sadomasochism.
Shorts Program #2
September 13 at 10:15 a.m. / Drafthouse S. Lamar
(World Premiere) – SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
Sloane, Mason Sklut, Sergio Ingato / 2014 / 9 min. / USA
all odds, an African American FTM student is crowned homecoming king at his
THE DAMNED (Texas Premiere)– SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
Lincoln, Matt Rogers, Mor Albalak, Shaneika Lai / 2013 / 16 min. USA
the Damned” focuses on LGBT rights in the face of the brutal anti-homosexuality
bill before the Ugandan Parliament. Although the death penalty has been
withdrawn from the bill due heavily to international pressure, punishments are
harsh and public opinion remains the biggest threat to the Ugandan LGBT
OF LaMOTT ATKINS (Southwest Premiere)
Philipson / 2014 / 35 min. / USA
back on a unique life as an entertainer, Euro-pop singer, Broadway performer,
and yogi, the incomparable LaMott Akins tells the truth about his struggles and
TROUBLE WITH RAY (Austin Premiere) – SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY JURY COMPETITION
Johns / 2014 / 23 min. / USA
Trouble with Ray”, celebrates the singular voice of gay civil rights legend Ray
Hill and highlights his personal experiences with the players and events that
have shaped the gay rights movement in America for the past 40 years.