The gag’s all here AGAIN with a second helping of queer laughs and good cheer to keep you giggling through tears of joy! From deadpan commentaries on oppressive office culture to a French musical finale (and some uproarious Rachel Dratch in between), this quirky and hilarious bunch of shorts invites you to leave your worries behind and LOL in the comfort of your own home.
HEART TO HEART
Dir. Lilah Vandenburgh, UK, 2020, 10 mins
Liddy wakes up after heart surgery, woozy from anaesthetic and hallucinating. Upon waking, Liddy starts also hearing a voice, shouting that she's going to die an apathetic virgin. Apparently this is her heart, Lump (David Tennant), and he wants to get her laid.
PETE CAN'T PLAY BASKETBALL
Dir. Nick Borenstein, USA, 2020, 8 mins
In a world where all that matters is basketball, Pete can't play basketball.
Dir. Robin Cloud, USA, 2020, 15 mins
As a Black queer masculine artist working at one of the worst property management firms in the city, Syd deals with the daily slights from ignorant co-workers, an oblivious boss, and a killer workload. Louise, a gambling-addicted coworker, pressures Syd into contributing to the office lotto pool.
THE SECRET GARDENER
Dir. Lorena Russi, USA, 2019, 3 mins
A garden party goes off the rails when ladies who brunch devolve into ladies who munch.
Dir. George Metaxas, USA/AUS, 2020, 5 mins
Set during the robot-human war, a military robot — Mother — begins to self-express by dressing in human drag and performing to a robot army.
Dir. Zackary Grady, Jenn Harris, USA, 2019, 10 mins
On the day a teenage hockey player secretly plans to try out for the figure skating team, he gets trapped on a ferry boat by its captain (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), whose only focus is to get to a festival for a famous film about a shark. Also featuring Rachel Dratch.
PATIENCE BRINGS ROSES
Dir. Lucia Thompson, Cassandra Rosin, Czech Republic, 2018, 11 min
A mime falls in love with a woman and struggles to win her over.
DON'T TEXT BACK
Dir. Kaye Adelaide, Mariel Sharp, Canada, 2020, 14 mins
Kelly visits an energy healing expert named Jaren, in hopes of finding a solution to the supernatural locket that's effecting her everyday life.
Dir. Thomas Ducastel, France, 2019, 23 mins
Georgie and Stan are two friends living in a small town in northern France. When Georgie finds out that his idol is going to the "Mister Northern France" pageant, Stan, the event videographer, helps him enter the pageant.
This program will be followed by a Q&A