BEYOND THE BINARY is back for another year of brief stories made by, about, with, and for trans people. This short program has everything: hitchhiking robots, sad strip clubs, animated dogs in space, and more, resulting in a varied and thoroughly engaging depiction of trans self-discovery and community-wide solidarity.
Dir. Iris Devins, USA, 2020, 9 mins
Two dumpster-diving trans women unknowingly participate in a social experiment when they pick up a hitchhiking robot on the side of the road.
ONE LAST DEAL
Dir. Nyala Moon, USA, 2020, 15 mins
Bill and Sara's differences have always been part of what makes their relationship work. But on an especially important day, the disconnect between their experiences is exactly what threatens to tear them apart.
THEY THROUGH THEM
Dir. Joan Galo, Spain, 2020, 11 mins
Joan explores feelings and thoughts about being non-binary through the people of their community in Barcelona.
KIDS ON FIRE
Dir. Rafferty Bailey, Australia, 2018, 7 mins
A 9-year-old closeted evangelical Christian tomboy must prove their faith by vandalizing an LGBTQ+ sex shop.
Dir. Charli Brissey, USA, 2019, 10 min
An artist suffering from severe writer's block relies on the friendship of their dog in this multi-genre sci-fi short.
IN FRANCE MICHELLE IS A MAN'S NAME
Dir. Em Weinstein, USA, 2020, 13 mins
Michael, a young trans man, returns home to the rural American West after years of estrangement from his parents.
Dir. Nava Mau, USA, 2019, 13 mins
Sofia, a young trans woman, meets Isaac at a party. When he invites her to go home with him, Sofia must talk herself through her options.
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Presented in partnership with The Bush Films