ALL THE FEELS: FAMILY SHORTS
Families bring us joy and pain, comfort and anxiety. These shorts illustrate the emotional heights of family life—but also the depths, in which hope for reconciliation and love endures.
Co-Presented by Camp Ten Trees and Rainbow Center Tacoma
ARE WE GOOD PARENTS
Bola Ogun; 2017; USA; 9 min.
In this upbeat portrayal of parents who try (too?) hard, their daughter’s surprising announcement that her homecoming date is a boy has them questioning everything.
HEATHER HAS 4 MOMS
Jeannette Buck; 2018; USA; 14 min.
It’s complicated: Heather’s moms divorced and remarried, so Heather now gets four awkward conversations about sex and four people who love her in this lighthearted story about modern family life.
CONCERN FOR WELFARE
Fadia Abboud; 2018; Australia; 12 min.; in English and Arabic with English subtitles
Ali is a Lebanese lesbian cop in Australia. Her biggest adversary is her brother—and a random dead guy.
Nathan Carli; 2018; France; 15 min.; in French with English subtitles
In this thriller, Malik prepares to leave town with his lover without telling his family, but at the last minute, things go wrong.
WE LOVE MOSES
Dionne Edwards; 2016; UK; 15 min.
When Ella was 12, she had her first fight. And discovered sex. This loving sketch of a sister’s relationship with her gay brother gives no easy answers.
THERE YOU ARE
Lisa Donato; 2018; USA; 16 min.
Jessica, a trans lesbian, journeys home, navigates mixed family reactions, and makes a final, life-changing connection with her grandmother in this artistic and thoughtful short.
SILVIA IN THE WAVES (Silvia dans les vagues)
Giovana Olmos; 2017; Canada; 13 min.; in French with English subtitles
Silvia’s son wants to honor her in the way she would have wanted, while her wife wants a regular burial.
Total running time: 94 min.
Content Warning: Vulgar Language, Explicit Sexual Situations, and Drug Use