SHORTS: EXCAVATING OUR HISTORY - NewFest

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Dig up and dive into hidden queer histories that started revolutions, saved lives, and changed society

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To this day, many queer stories remain untold. Those who came before us not only lived, loved, and made art, but also sparked revolutions and transformed society. Yet we still do not know so much of this history.

Take a trip to the past with this illuminating collection of narrative and non-fiction short films to discover hidden narratives about those who paved the way forward and influenced our modern experiences of queer life.


DEAR KIN
Dir. Alex Sallee, USA, 3 min
A letter to past, present, and future Indigenous queer relatives.


WATER ROSE
Dir. Sunmin Kim, USA, 4 min
In historical Korea, a village woman in an abusive marriage meets a femme nonbinary river spirit.


MAKE ME A KING
Dir. Sofia Olins, UK, 16 min
Ari performs as a Jewish Drag King in honor of their hero, Pepi Littman.


ANTI-VENOM FOR A SNAKE
Dir. Cameron Kostopoulos, USA, 21 min
A provocateur drag queen struggles to pay rent after her boyfriend dies.


AYOR
Dir. Tom Bakker, Netherlands, 11 min
In 1970, two men make a statement against gay discrimination.


LOVE, BARBARA
Dir. Brydie O’Connor, USA, 15 min
A short documentary about the legacy of pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer.


THE BALDWIN ARCHIVES
Dir. Tory Devon Smith, Laura Seay, USA, 9 min
Famed author James Baldwin sits with BBC journalist Peter Duval Smith.

This program will be followed by a Q&A.

Showtimes

In-Person


1:00 PM - The LGBT Center

Virtual