SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 AT 7:15 PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER
Jurgen Ureña; 2016; Costa Rica; 63 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles. Northwest Premiere.
Beneath the colorful neon and glaring streetlights of San José, Verónica, a trans sex worker, makes the risky decision to care for an injured homeless teen whom one of her clients has hit with his car. Offering herself as a surrogate mother, she invites the boy into her life and nurses him back to health. Featuring a cast of non-actors, HOLD ME LIKE BEFORE illustrates how everyday dramas can become symbolic guides for processing the recurring themes in our lives.
This feature is deaf-friendly but the short is presented without subtitles.
Nava Mau; 2019; USA; 13 min. Northwest Premiere.
When the hot and handsome guy at the party wants to take you home and he has no idea that you’re trans, how do you let him know? Writer-director-actress Nava Mau gives a strong and vulnerable performance as someone who must figure out how to act on her desires without sacrificing safety or dignity.
Content Warnings: Vulgar language, nudity, and explicit sexual situations