A collection of films announcing a generation coming into its own—unwilling to allow traditional boundaries to restrict them or their stories. Whether navigating crushes, discovering and celebrating their identity, or reconciling who they truly are with family, these protagonists use their queer sensibilities to do it with style. They may not be able to vote, drink, or rent a car legally, but this program illustrates there’s no minimum age to have self-love and be yourself without fear. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
Total Running Time: 69 mins
Presented in partnership with the Ali Forney Center
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir. Christian Coppola, 12 mins
Max, a deaf 12-year-old, becomes infatuated with his big sister’s boyfriend during a weekend retreat.
Dir: Anna Cazenave Cambet, France, 2016, 13 mins
Mila and Laurie tool around rural France on a motorbike as their bond transforms into something deeper.
Dir: Thomas Rivera Montes, US, 2017, 15 mins
An afterschool game of Truth or Dare quickly spirals out of control.
Dir: Liz Cardenas Franke, US, 2017, 8 mins
The courageous decision to never let anyone bully them ever again—not even their own father—leads a teen to fully embrace their true identity.
Dir: Morgan Kahn Nichols, US, 2017, 12 mins
An unlikely pair of teenagers do an awkward social dance in a house with no parents.
Dir: Shayon Maitra, India/US, 2015, 8 mins, Hindi with English subtitles
A shop worker has his world turned upside down when his favorite sari is picked by a bride-to-be, who doesn’t understand its worth.
Dir: Rebecca Shoptaw, US, 2016, 4 mins
A modern reimagining of “Sonnet 23” by William Shakespeare.
Dir: Leury Holguin, US, 2017, 6 mins, Hindi with English subtitles
An exploration of identity and the meaning of “queer” through the eyes of one college student making a difference on campus.
Dir: Lia Hietala, Sweden/Norway, 2017, 15 mins, Swedish with English subtitles
On a roadtrip to the Norwegian Fjords, 10-year-old Cleo is full of questions about her older sister’s lesbian relationship.