SHORTS: LAUGHING MATTERS - NewFest

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Uproarious mix of comic stories with one aim: to lift your spirits and make you chuckle

Description

Dive into a hilarious mix of silly and savvy stories with one aim: to lift your spirits and make you chuckle. From laugh-out-loud knee slappers to satires of a darker variety, this collection of shorts is all about delivering pure comedy.

You’re sure to be immersed in these absurd fantasies of drug-laced antics and ridiculous affairs. Sit back, relax, and let the jokes roll.


F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K
Dir. Harris Doran, USA, 13 min
A queer Black aspiring Baltimore rapper must outwit his vengeful boss.


BRUTAL
Dir. Sam McConnell, USA, 13 min
A sex scandal puts a former star of cable news back in the spotlight.


THE PARANORMAL COMMUNICATOR
Dir. Tyler Miguel Mercer, USA, 5 min
A medium visits a murder site and discovers the deceased has a little gay secret.


BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED
Dir. Marianne Amelinckx, Julieta Messmer, USA, 8 min
Two spoiled immigrants work on a marijuana farm.


GRINDR BABY
Dir. Gaby Dunn, USA, 6 min
A non-monogamous queer couple grapples with a pregnancy test.


THE LADIES
Dir. Jill Gutowitz, USA, 9 min
Emma scrambles to hide an affair with her grandma’s best friend.


EDVARD TAKES A LOVER
Dir. Tom E. Brown, USA, 4 min
In the not-too-distant future, a marionette copes with the never-ending pandemic.


BARNABY
Dir. Jake Wilson, USA, 16 min
Shannon rescues a dog to get over a breakup.


THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT
Dir. Fawzia Mirza, USA, 11 min
A queer Pakistani Muslim woman brings her Puerto Rican partner home for the first time.

This program will be followed by a Q&A.

Showtimes

In-Person


6:15 PM - SVA - Beatrice

Virtual