Who hasn’t loved a messy dyke? This varied collection of Girls shorts runs the gamut from breaking in to breaking up, taking delight in all the complications in between. Ill-advised, achingly romantic, and perfectly chaotic adventures await many ages, genders, and relationships, with help from Sappho, personified dating apps, erotic fan fiction, and ayahuasca. Grab your Zoom date and live-text along to this entirely woman-directed program.
Dir. Alyssa Lerner, USA, 2020, 16 mins
When Nousha accidentally texts erotic fiction about her crush to that crush, she enlists the help of her best friend, Oliver, and they set out on a mission to delete the text by any means necessary.
Dir. Rebecca Shoptaw, UK, US, 2020, 9 mins
Two young strangers express their longing through the poetry of Sappho.
NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100
Dir. Megan Rossman, USA, 2020, 6 mins
Renowned poet Naomi Replansky shares wisdom on love and life as she celebrates her 100th year.
Dir. Saidah Belo-Osagie, USA, 2020, 10 mins
When a hopeless romantic doesn't get a text back from her dream date, she finds herself spiraling as she grapples with both rejection and her distorted perception of reality.
A SINGLE EVENING
Dir. Ashlei Hardenburg-Cartagena, USA, 2020, 13 mins
Minnie, a seriously annoyed bisexual woman, navigates her way through yet another night alone while personified dating apps serenade and harass her about her inability to find love.
Dir. Alexandra Kirsch, USA, 2020, 5 mins
An alien breaks up with her human girlfriend, causing the disparaged human to seek out new forms of self-love.
TOP & BOTTOM
Dir. Angela Cheng, USA, 2020, 6 mins
Quinn and Lexi work out the kinks of their long-term relationship.
SCREENSHOTS FOR A GOODBYE
Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 2020, 10 mins
Andrea and Maca are facing the day after a break-up and struggle with all the difficulties that come with a goodbye between lovers.
WERE YOU GAY IN HIGH SCHOOL?
Dir. Niki Ang, USA, 2020, 13 mins
Two queer women recall their awkward, closeted high school days of kissing boys and straight-girl crushes.
This program will be followed by a Q&A
Presented in partnership with The Future of Film is Female and The Bush Films
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