Meeting people is hard. These filmmakers put all the awkwardness, ugliness, and occasional actual romance of modern dating on full display with seven selections of meet-cutes gone awry, dating app fiascos, firsts, lasts, and other sorts of memorable evenings.Total running time: 80 minutes
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Head Dir: Stacey Maltin, US, 2016, 5 mins
Stacey Maltin’s first film is a sprawling internal monologue from a spoiled young man in pursuit of pleasure.
A Lack of Dating in BrooklynDir: Drew Van Steenbergen, US, 2015, 17 mins
Languishing in an unfulfilling quasi-relationship, Sam begins to have a horrifying realization: her romantic discontent is due to her own laziness and not, as she had previously assumed, the fault of every other human being.
This is You and MeDir: April Maxey, US, 2016, 15 mins
Filmmaker April Maxey unravels a chance encounter at a bar into a jarringly intense, occasionally surreal all-nighter.
HappyDir: Laura Dudgeon, Australia, 2015, 12 mins
Afraid of another impending year of sexual inexperience, Happy heads out on her birthday with a freshly-downloaded dating app in hand in Laura Dudgeon’s raw, quietly intimate short.
RyansDir: Natalie Heltzel & Rain Valdez, US, 2016, 14 mins
A trans activist finds a pretty glaring reason to not be excited about the blind date her friend has set her up on.
Girl Night StandDir: Jenna Laurenzo, US, 2015, 10 mins
A surprising one night stand leads to some self-reflection in Jenna Laurenzo’s comedy.
The Next StopDir: Andy Biscontini, US, 2015, 17 mins
A forty-something Brooklyn man thought he was close to attaining the monogamous dream. When it all comes crashing down, he turns to a sex app with surprising results.