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Shorts Program

Bless Your Queer Heart

October 26, 2019 @ 11:15 am

This program will also screen on Thursday, 10/24 at 4:15pm

As diverse as the region itself, this batch of shorts centering the experiences of LGBTQ Southerners will have you using “Ya’ll” as your go-to gender neutral pronoun in no time. From tender to terrifying, these six short films candidly consider queer and trans identity in the American South today.

Total Running Time: 94 min

Q&A to follow

Dir. Terrance Daye, USA, 2018, 0:05:36, English
In the rural south, a black boy tries to fly.

Truck Slut
Dir. Ryan Craver, USA, 2018, 0:15:30, English
A lonely, gay 13 year-old reflects on his complicated love for his volatile sister, the night she humiliated him, and her disappearance from their small, Appalachian town.

Dir. Hailey Abernathy, USA, 2019, 0:08:10, English
Allie wanders through various stages of her life struggling to choose between her sexuality and religion.

The Family Album
Dir. Anthony Chapman, USA, 2018, 0:20:00, English
A teenage home health care worker in the deep south forms a special bond with her first client, a trans man in the final months of his life.

Dir. Joshua Michael Payne, USA, 2019, 0:08:39, English
In a town riddled with racism and KKK activity, Carson, an African-American man, finds trust in the most unexpected places.

Dir. Rachel Bickert, Emily Tapanes , Emma Wang, and Lidieth Arevalo, USA, 2019, 0:20:19, English
A young queer woman in the American south comes to terms with her sexuality, shattering her deep-rooted religious beliefs and cultural stereotypes within her conservative community, family and self.

Other Black Boys
Dir. Nyles Washington, USA, 2018, 0:15:47, English
A queer, black college student is forced to confront the masks he wears from day to day when an old friend comes to visit.


October 26, 2019
11:15 am
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Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 9
260 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
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