When you’re young everything seems really intense: your first kiss, your first heartbreak, your first time expressing yourself as you really are. In this mixed shorts collection you’ll see young LGBTQ people navigating the alternately thrilling and treacherous path toward adulthood. From a pair of boys struggling to make the first move, to a girl’s sudden realization she likes girls, to a twisted gay romance in the 19th century, these shorts will move and inspire you.
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In Youth Is Pleasure: Shorts (10/26)
October 26, 2015 @ 12:00 pm| $16
An AfternoonDir. Søren Green, Denmark, 2014, 9 min Two boys spend a lazy, awkward afternoon after school, navigating their true feelings.
CharlotteDir. Angel Kristi Williams, 2015, USA 11 min. While hanging out with the most popular girl from school, Alex discovers that her feelings for her may be more than platonic.
House, Not HomeDir: Joshua Butler, Scr: Skyler Edge, 2015, USA, 10 min While mentoring other trans teens online, Terran, an African-American gender fluid teenager, navigates bullying, violence and rejection at home and by peers before finding the courage to come out.
Read Aloud Dir/Scr: Blake Pruitt, 2015, USA, 15 min A young gay editor who dreams of performing is pushed into a new creative world by an online hookup.
MonaDir/Scr: Jocelyn Jacobs, 2015, USA 17 min Mona needs a place to live and a better job. When she rents a room in a cramped apartment with a lesbian, Van, the close quarters create a confusing intimacy.
TremuloDir/Scr: Roberto Fiesco, Mexico, 2015, 20 min, In Spanish with English Subtitles A soldier stops at a local barber shop before being shipped out on a tour of duty and catches the eye of a young apprentice.
PeacockDir: Ondrej Hudecek, 2015, Czech Republic, 27 min In this stunningly original queer biography, a twisted gay romance between two teens in 19th-century Czechoslovakia leads to tragedy and the emergence of one of the nation’s most influential writers.