This program will also screen on Saturday, 10/26 at 9:45pm
Up late and looking to go down a queer rabbit hole? Look no further than NOCTURNAL DREAM SHOWS, our collection of all things shocking, surreal, sensual, and short! Borrowing its name from visionary visual artist and filmmaker Steven Arnold’s curation of Midnight Movies, this dream-like shorts program is best accompanied with an open mind and a desire to dive into the deep end.
Total Running Time: 85 mins
Q&A to follow
Dir. Daniel Sterlin-Altman, Canada, 2018, 0:02:40, English
Everyone needs to reach carrot, but carrot won’t have any of it.
Dir. Emily Jenkins & Justin Black, Canada, 2018, 0:17:00, English
A first-person journey through the mind of Quinn, a neurotic stoner struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend as she slips from reality into a stream of heroic fantasies, wistful memories, and cringe-worthy dreams.
Dir. Brent Joseph, USA, 2019, 0:05:30, English
A nameless scavenger finds a body in the swamp. Moss is set on fire. The horror of being alive leads to a loving embrace. We might be seeing the beginning of a new life or we might be seeing a nightmare that endlessly repeats itself.
Dir. Jayil Pak, South Korea & USA, 2018, 0:15:00, Korean
The Korean goddess of birth visits a maternity ward, hanging a red pepper on the doors of patients she deems worthy of bearing a son. When a boy among a group of souls refuses to bite into a spicy pepper for his reincarnation, the ghost of a little girl inhabiting the hospital offers to go in his stead.
Dir. Matthew Risch, USA, 2019, 0:16:00, English
After meeting his ideal man, obsession quickly morphs into possession in this psychosexual thriller that ventures beyond reality.
Dir. Becca Park & Jun Shimizu, USA, 2018, 0:14:52, English
During a therapy session, a young woman struggles to vocalize the source of her depression stemming from heartache.
Dir. Jess X. Snow, USA, 2019, 0:09:31, Chinese & English
A queer Chinese-American woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother and partner the reason why she left school. Using her powers, she teleports into her own galaxy where no violence can touch her.
Dir. David Wilson, UK, 2019, 0:04:17, English
Cleanliness is next to godliness. A celebration of objectophilia (the love of objects) and self-pleasure.