SHORTS: WE CARRY THE LOVE - NewFest

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A perceptive program highlighting the ties that bind – exploring a variety of ongoing connections with parents, siblings, and lovers

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Love is conjured in many forms, and when it comes with expectations it can become so heavy that it needs to be carried. In this perceptive program of the ties that bind, we explore connections with parents, siblings, and lovers reeling from the love they can’t let go of, the time and physical space that separates, the complications it brings to their lives, and the unconditional pull we feel towards those who know us best.


DEAR NANA
Dir. Han Nguyen, USA, 2023, 3 min
In this heartfelt tribute to his late grandmother, a trans man reminisces about growing up queer in a small, conservative town in Vietnam.



NOVENA
Dir. Fernando Lopez, USA, 2022, 16 min
A death in the family forces old friends back together where, over the course of a night, their relationship unravels into unresolved emotion.



默 (TO WRITE FROM MEMORY)
Dir. Emory Chao Johnson, USA, 2023, 18 min
Opaque memories seep into a quotidian flow despite efforts to move onward.



BECOMING
Dir. Tramaine Raphael Gray, USA, 2023, 25 min
An imaginative queer teen weaves in and out of his own fantasy world while struggling to connect with his older brother.



IT HAD TO BE YOU
Dirs. Juan Barquin, Trae DeLellis, USA, 2023, 6 min
A couple reminisces on the wild night on South Beach that kicked off their ten year relationship.



THE DADS
Dir. Luchina Fisher, USA, 2023, 10 min
In this gentle meditation on fatherhood, brotherhood and manhood, five fathers of trans children join Dennis Shepard – the father of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard – for a weekend fishing trip in rural Oklahoma. As the men cast their lines into the river, they find common ground across racial, geographical and generational lines: their unconditional love for their children.



THE END
Dir. Fernando Reinaldos, Spain, 2022, 10 min
In the last years, Carmen has dedicated herself body and soul to caring for her wife Rosa, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. In each gesture, Carmen maintains the hope that Rosa will look at her as she used to do when they were younger.

This program will be followed by a Q&A.

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