Formations of gender, relationships, and love intersect with comedy, contemplation, exploration, and computer code in this queer experimental program that weaves a rich tapestry of gender and sexual identity that overlap in nuanced and multidimensional ways. You’ll see Love Bailey’s libertines and harlots SLATHER IT UP, explore the seedy world of Echo Park’s underground cactus scene with REDMOND HAND, PRIVATE DICK, and will be asked reflect on time, love, and aging by Robert Gray’s 3 CAFES and Emett Casey’s CURTAIN DOWN.
Total Running Time: 90 mins
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir: Todd Selby, USA, 2016, 13 min
Sex! Love! Violence! Comedy! Los Angeles’ most notorious detective (Felicia ‘Snoop” Persons from The Wire), known for her love of hard liquor and soft women, is hired by a femme fatal to find a missing cactus and must fight demons and a dangerous drag queen (Katya Zamo from RuPaul’s Drag Race) along the way.
Dir: R.W. Gray, Canada, 2016, 4 mins
A beautiful visual investigation of the relevance of chronology to meaning and the way emotions and perspectives change as time passes.
Dir: Emett Casey, USA, 2016, 17 mins
A love story about being very glamorous and terribly lost that takes a surreal but tender look at gender, identity, and aging through fading stage and screen legend Storme Du Bois (played bt Tristan Scott), who has to make the choice between art and love.
Dir: Sarah Cockings & Harriet Fleuriot, UK, 2016, 8 mins, no dialogue
Queering the capitalist fetishization of objects, this short asks if the line between object and self becomes blurred and devices are designed to manipulate, does the accessory take some emotional control?
Dir: Tyler Byrnes, USA, 2016, 10 mins
When a young man struggling with eating issues sits down to have a morning meal with his boyfriend, the couple are thrust into a surreal world where their anxieties and frustrations manifest themselves in outrageous ways.
Dir: Juan Carlos Zalivar, USA, 2015, 18 mins
An adolescent trans woman, previously known as Jesus, sets out to reconnect with her amnesic mother for the first time as a woman.
Dir: Dirs: Linzi Juliano and Kayla Tange,USA, 2017 2 mins
Exploring the connections between media, mediation, consumption, technology, and control of the female body, this film is a virtual sexual sensory overload.
Dir: Alex Haney, USA, 2017, 6 mins
A young gay Jewish black man struggles with isolation as he works to discern how to express his identity in this surreal vignette.
Dir: Love Bailey, USA, 2017, 15 mins
Through nightmares and encounters both strange and transcendent, trans artist Love Bailey, equipped with nothing but a dream and the courage to never give up, discovers the inherited destiny of Slather, paved by her showgirl grandmother.