FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 | 6:30 PM | GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER
These youngsters remind us of the blunders and beauty in growing up queer.
Total running time: 89 min.
January Jones; 2019; Australia; 7 min.
At a sleepover, 15-year-old social outcast Sam can’t ignore sudden changes that are happening to her body.
Jessie Levandov; 2019; USA; 8 min.
This heartwarming short showcases the soft and masculine beauty of the first queer crush.
Santiago León Cuéllar; 2018; Colombia; 15 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
Alma is a trans girl navigating her first real crush in a new high school. Thank goodness for heavy metal music.
Alyssa Lerner; 2019; USA; 17 min.
Frances must navigate two shocks: coming out and an economic recession.
THE ONE YOU NEVER FORGET
Morgan Jon Fox; 2019; USA; 9 min.
The pink dress. The powder blue tux. The rose boutonniere. An award-winning short about dancing with “the one.”
A GIFT (Kado)
Aditya Ahmad; 2019; Indonesia; 16 min.; in Indonesian and Makassarese with English subtitles
It’s two days to Nita’s birthday, and all Isfi wants is to make her friend a surprise present—but she must navigate the gender rules at Nita’s house.
Nathan Adloff; 2019; USA; 7 min.
When one youngster shares what makes them special, many magical things can happen.
TURN IT AROUND
Niels Bourgonje; 2017; Netherlands; 10 min.; in Dutch with English subtitles
In a game of spin the bottle, Bram must decide whether or not to twist his fate.