FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 | 9:15 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
From falling in love to telling and performing our truths through protest and action, these powerful shorts spotlight QTPOC voices.
Total running time: 93 min.
RAZOR TONGUE: EPISODE 1: THE COLONIZER
Natalie Heltzel; 2019; USA; 5 min.
Transwoman Belle (creator Rain Valdez) is whip-smart and calls out toxic masculinity and other unseemly behaviors wherever she goes.
Melisa Resch; 2019; USA; 13 min.
Activist Gigi and queer punk Amber connect on a deeper level at a morning abortion clinic defense action.
Bretten Hannam; 2019; Canada; 12 min.
While running away from his abusive father, a Mi’kmaw teenager meets a two-spirit boy who wants to teach him about his language and culture with a bit of sweetgrass.
Maxwell Addae; 2019; USA; 18 min.
Kobby arrives late to his sister’s Ghanaian baby-naming ceremony and must make a choice that could change his life forever.
YELLOW PERIL: QUEER DESTINY
David Ng &, Jen Sungshine; Canada; 2019; 20 min.
The award-winning documentary YELLOW PERIL follows drag artist Kendell Yan, known as Maiden China, along with other Chinese-Canadian performers and activists as they call out lack of representation.
RAZOR TONGUE: EPISODE 2: OVERQUALIFIED
Sarah Poynter; 2019; USA; 5 min.
Belle (creator Rain Valdez) goes for a job interview and tells the employer how she really feels about his dismissiveness.
Carla Villa-Lobos; 2019; Brazil; 20 min; in Portuguese with English subtitles
Jessica ekes out a living on the trains. She and her other queer women friends in Rio’s favelas have a passion for spoken word in this fiction-documentary hybrid.