Falling in love is the easiest way to make yourself look like an idiot. Whether platonic, maternal, or romantic, eternal or ticking like a time bomb, love blooms with fresh challenges every day. All of these films disrupt the way we generally see love in film: young, cis-gendered, and white. Here we meet ancient artists for whom verbal communication is already a ghost, a trans woman who is anxious that her cis partner is nostalgic for their heteronormative presenting past, and an exciting new project penned by Alexander Dinelaris Jr. that has the same kind of tactful wacky approach to love as a little known project that he co-wrote: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Oh me, oh my, you know that I’m crazy baby.
The Dress You Have On, dir. Courtney Hope Therond / Narrative / USA
Funeral, dir. Leah Shore / Narrative / USA
Proxy, dir. Eric Schuman / Narrative / USA
Oleg, dir. Boris Krichevsky & Alexander A. Brodsky / Doc / Russian
Fuck'd Like a Star, dir. Stefani Saintonge / Doc / Haiti & USA
LAD, dir. Sasawat Loesrit / Narrative / USA
My Sun My Moon, dir. Shaya Mulcahy / Narrative / USA
Showcase runs approx. 90 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.