The women in this courageous collection of shorts dare to speak up and stand tall. Each of these heroines have the audacity to challenge adversity, finding the fortitude to survive the insanity of love in order to discover that there is often reason within the chaos.
Total Running Time = 85 mins
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Coming OutDir: Arjun Kamath, India/US, 2015, 4 mins
Made entirely from still images, filmmaker Arjun Kamath has created a photo narrative that symbolizes the dangers of coming out the closet.
Two BirdsDir: Caitlin Stickels, US, 2015, 9 mins
After two women who frequent the same coffee shop imagine falling in love and planning their lives together, the next step is for them to actually meet, in this romantic comedy from Caitlin Stickels.
Vow Of SilenceDir: Be Steadwell, US, 2014, 28 mins
In her struggle to win back the heart of an ex, Jade takes a vow of silence and instead uses music– and silence– to communicate her pain. Ultimately she finds her voice in this wholly original narrative and score by Be Steadwell.
Late ExpectationsDir: Laurie Arakiki, US, 2015, 11 minsLaurie Arakaki’s film takes place the day before high school graduation, when a young woman’s double-life comes crashing down and she reveals a secret that forces her and the ones she loves to face reality.
VamonosDir: Marvin Lemus, US, 2016, 13 mins
This funny and touching story from Marvin Lemus follows Hope, a gay Latina, who is both mourning the death of her girlfriend Mac and trying to convince Mac’s mother not to bury her butch daughter in a dress.
NướcDir: Quyen Nguyen-Le, US, 2016, 6 mins
In this experimental exploration of a young, queer Vietnamese-American teen, filmmaker Quyen Nguyen-Le pairs historical insights into the Vietnam War with commentary about the complexities of understanding their relationship with their mother.
Untitled, L.A.Dir: Sam Icklow, US, 2015, 15 mins
In Sam Icklow’s relatable relationship drama, a recent art graduate tests her own boundaries, as well as those of her older, more successful girlfriend.