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Spectrum Shorts: Queer

Shorties :: Shorts Blocks
Running Time:110:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 PM EST
Friday, November 10
Jengo's Playhouse

Imago // Liz Cardenas Franke :: The courageous, life-altering decision to never let anyone bully him again – not even his own father – leads a 15-year-old gay teen to embrace his true identity.Based on a true story.

Apollon // Loic Dimitch :: Apollo is the teenager of the modern days. Hung up by the masculinity’s social pressure, he dreams to be a grown male, fantasizing a perfect body with strong muscles and a big banana.

Swim // Mari Walker: As summer draws to a close, a young trans girl finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.

Walk for Me // Elegance Bratton :: “Walk For Me” is a contemporary coming out story set in present day New York City. Hassan Kendricks is a conflicted teenager torn between his devotion to his single mother and his desire to be himself. When his mother, Andrea, finds women’s underwear and a flyer to a Gay Ball in her son’s bedroom, she decides to track Hassan down and confront him about his decisions. Arriving at the ball, Andrea only finds a shock: under the wing of his adoptive gay mother, Paris Continental, Hassan has assumed the identity of Hanna. Andrea is confronted by a choice — deny her own son or accept her child for who she really is.

They // Ashley Marshall :: Kelsey, a biologist and artist, shares tales of growing up queer in the dirty south in this quirky and uplifting microdoc.

Bathroom Rules // Kat Hidalgo :: Charlie’s trip to the bathroom portrays how the lack of gender neutral bathrooms impacts students’ academic performance, safety and, mental and physical health.

Pria // Yudho Aditya :: Caught between the traditions of his upbringing in rural Indonesia and his idealization of Western freedom, a teenager struggles with the expectations of imminent manhood.

Saltwater Baptism // Jared Callahan, Russell Sheaffer :: Santiago Gonzalez IV, a gay student at a conservative Christian college, struggles with the tensions between his sexuality, nationality, and religion as he prepares for graduation.