Presented by the RISK! Podcast.
Stories of strength, struggle and survival come to life in this compelling program of nonfiction shorts about LGBT people fighting back against oppression, revisiting moments from their past, and learning how to be themselves. You’ll meet a young boy who dreams of dressing in drag, 10 awesome queer and trans Asian-Americans, and the man trying to unravel an important gay mystery: Who stole the original Ruby Slippers from THE WIZARD OF OZ from the Judy Garland Museum?
Select Filmmakers and Subjects will appear in person.
The Little DeputyDir/Scr: Trevor Anderson, Canada, 2015, 9 min
In this charming Sundance short, the filmmaker revisits an uncomfortable childhood memory involving his father, and goes to amazing lengths to revisit and correct the past.
DylanDir. Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, 2014, USA, 9 min
Dylan (Becca Blackwell), a young transman, tells us the story of his life, his loves, and the ways in which he has transformed as a result of his experiences.
After SilenceDir: Vincent Gagliostro, Exec Prod: Bryce Renninger, 2015, USA, 13 min
Avram Finkelstein was part of the activist collective that created the iconic SILENCE = DEATH poster. Today, he leads activist groups in creating public messaging campaigns in what he calls flash collectives.
In the HollowDir: Austin Lee Bunn, Scr: Robert Thomas Hazen, USA, 2015, 15 min
In 1988, a lesbian couple was attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Using documentary and narrative material, Austin Lee Bunn (KILL YOUR DARLINGS) tells the story of the crime and its aftermath.
Sex, Politics and Sticky RiceDir. Tina Takemoto, 2014, USA, 9 min
Five Asian American lesbians recount their adventures in sex, love, and queer activism in the San Francisco Bay Area from the 1980s to today.
Bedding AndrewDir: Blair Fukumura, Canada, 2014, 4min
Andrew, a man with cerebral palsy, reflects on his first sexual encounter and how the event shaped his identity as a gay man.
GaysiansDir: Vicky Du, USA, 2015, 13 min
Five queer and trans Asian-Americans from the NYC area explore their relationships with their family and culture in this illuminating patchwork documentary.
A Legacy of Devotion: How A Love Story Triumphed in CourtDir: Samantha Stark, 2015, USA, 13 min
This moving and inspiring documentary tells the love story behind this June’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality legal throughout the US.
Who Stole the Ruby Slippers?Dir: Theodore James, USA, 2015, 20 min
In 2005, somebody stole the ruby slippers from THE WIZARD OF OZ from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN. And it definitely wasn’t the Wicked Witch…