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Travel through time, fly out into space, and awaken your imagination with stories of queer futurity

Description

Awaken your imagination, travel through time and be flung into space with SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER, an eye-popping program that looks beyond the present world and places queer folks at the center of new frontiers.


WITNESS
Dir. Joie Lou Shakur, USA, 5 mins
New York City Premiere
A Black, gender-free being looks for the key to combat Black Trans erasure in order to archive the community’s history for the future.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film


LOVE U CUZ
Dir. Eric Pumphrey, USA, 15 mins
New York State Premiere
Two cousins bond over the course of a night on the town as their relationship is tested in more ways than one.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film


RED STRING OF FATE
Dir. Lovina Yavari & Lance Fernandes, USA, 10 mins
New York State Premiere
In the year 2090, a robotics engineer tries to bring her love back to life as an android.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film


THE FAMILIAR
Dir. Julian Quentin, Germany, 11 mins
New York State Premiere
An alien figure sees human behavior through its own eyes.


FLORA BOREALIS
Dir. Casey Friedman, USA, 10 mins
New York City Premiere
Two gay men struggle with depression in a ruined environment as a botanical glassblower mourns the loss of his wife.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Casey Friedman
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film



FRIEND OF SOPHIA
Dir. Alden Peters, USA, 6 mins
New York State Premiere
A woman attempts a discrete encounter in a not-too-distant future where attraction to androids is punished as a crime.
Followed by a Q&A with Director/Writer Alden Peters
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film



JUPITER & EUROPA
Dir. Milo Ferguson, USA, 2 mins
East Coast Premiere
Life on Jupiter’s moon feels stagnant for Owen until he finally breaks free of his routine with someone who makes outer space feel a little warmer.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Milo Ferguson


ESCAPING THE FRAGILE PLANET
Dir. Thanasis Tsimpinis, Greece, 17 mins
New York State Premiere
A few hours before the world ends, as a strange pink fog spreads, two men have an unexpected encounter.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Presented in partnership with Harlem SGL LGBTQ Center

Duration

77 minutes

Genre

Shorts

Venue

Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 23 at 12:45PM (Nitehawk Prospect Park - Th 3)

Tickets

Virtual Tickets:
10/15-10/26


In-Person Tickets:
Nitehawk Prospect Park 10/23, 12:45PM


ALL Virtual Films: