Queer people connect across generations, both in front of and behind the camera, in this intergenerational celebration of identity and wisdom. Whether it's a bisexual mother documenting her trans son's birthday wishes, a history of indigenous trans healers that crosses oceans and centuries, or a New York elder concretizing her place in the city, HEIRLOOMS + HISTORIES spotlights the strength and necessity of bonds across ages, and the gifts that can only be exchanged by queer descendants.
CARO COMES OUT
Dir. Brit Fryer and Caro Hernandez, USA, 2020, 12 mins
An experiment, and a comedy, about coming out to an entire Cuban family.
TAKE ME TO PROM
Dir. Andrew Moir, Canada, 2019, 20 mins
Queer people aged 17 to 88 reflect on 70 years of their high school prom memories.
Dir. Cai Thomas, USA, 2020, 19 mins
Queenie Lawrence, a 73-year-young Black Lesbian and resident of the Marcy Projects, navigates applying for the Stonewall Houses, NYC's first LGBT Elder affordable housing.
Dir. Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, USA, 2020, 8 mins
Four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach carry a legacy of healing, community, and legendary trans spirits within them.
Dir. Stefan Langthaler, Austria, 2020, 30 mins
Arthur, an 80-year-old retiree, lives in a modest home in Vienna, lovingly caring for his seriously ill wife Martha. When a new Hungarian care worker enters the picture, Arthur's routine is broken.
Dir. Amy Jenkins, USA, 2019, 6 mins
The yearnings of a child for an alternate identity are traced through a decade of birthday wishes filmed by their mother.
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Presented in partnership with The Generations Project