While You Weren’t Looking
New York Premiere.
Dir: Catherine Stewart. Scr: Vanessa Herman, Amy Jephta, Matthew Krouse, Nodi Murphy. South Africa, 2015, 75 min, English
The complex political and racial climate of South Africa is beautifully encapsulated in this drama about the tension between liberal bourgeois ideals and working-class realities. Affluent mixed-race lesbian couple Dez and Terri struggle to maintain their own desires while reining in their rebellious daughter Asanda. When Asanda falls for a girl from a different background, Dez and Terri must face their own hypocrisies and secrets, which threaten to unravel the seemingly perfect world they’ve crafted. In Person: Catherine Stewart expected to appear
Screening with short Truth Be Told: StaceyAnn Chin Dir/Scr: Katina Parker, 2014, USA, 15 min, English Acclaimed writer Staceyann Chin discusses discovering her sexuality and balancing art, activism and motherhood.