SHORTS PROGRAM #5: IDENTITY CRISIS
It’s not me…it’s YOU. These perceptive shorts show that sometimes the only identity crisis that’s going on is the one that’s happening in someone else’s judgmental mind.
ABOUT A SHORT FILM
Kevin Yee, 2020, USA, 7 min
Cast: Kevin Yee
A gay Asian musical comedian from Canada tries to carve out a niche in Hollywood by making a short film.
Javier Molina, 2019, USA, 16 min
Cast: Benji Seigel, Gabriel Furman, Nico Bustamante
An 11-year-old kid growing up in “the hood” secretly dreams of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween.
Nicolas Greinacher, 2019, Switzerland, 14 min.
Cast: Afsaneh Dehrouyeh, Ladina von Frisching, Mo Ahmadi, Mithra Zahedi
At a public swimming pool in Switzerland, a young refugee from Afghanistan experiences freedom and love despite the growing resistance from her religious family.
Swiss German and Persian language with English subtitles
Daniel Toledo Saura, 2019, Spain, 14 min.
Cast: Abril Zamora, Lorena López
Amongst the exotic flowers and plants, Anna sees Clara for the first time.
Spanish language with English subtitles
Tone Ottilie Frederiksen, 2019, Denmark, 20 min.
Cast: Anna Zerbib Streitz, Levi Eja Roepstorff, Nikoline Husmer Marquardsen
Frede accompanies her big sister to a queer party but objects to being labeled.
Danish language with English subtitles
ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
William Stead. 2020, USA, 9 min
Cast: Blake Lafita, Richie Gambardella
In 1973, glam rocker Billy rebels against his conservative high school, inspiring admiration from an unlikely ally with a desire to walk on the wild side.
SHORT CALF MUSCLE
Victoria Warmerdam, 2019, Netherlands, 13 min.
Cast: Henry van Loon
Anders is different. But he doesn’t know that. He’s also gay, but that’s not the point here.
Dutch language with English subtitles
BOYS DON’T WEAR DRESSES
Jason Weissbrod, 2020, USA, 28 min.
Cast: Carol Kane, Alexander Billings, Spencer Harte, Brandon Rodriguez, Liv Brazill
A modern-day fairytale about the struggles of being an autistic transgender individual exploring friendship and love. Created by and starring autistic and neuro-divergent LGBTQ artists.