Nine fabulously queer shorts with homegrown roots in the San Francisco Bay!
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to a special gathering in A Rite of Passage. The music video for L|M|T’s Born to Love You explores conflict and connection through modern dance, proving that when opposites attract, the results can be explosive. Play Guitar Hero in a vintage, queer, and sexy way in Guitar Idol. In Cruising Elsewhere, oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary Russian River gay beach. Deana McGuffin, a New Mexico bootmaker, is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Francisco tattoo artist to create a gay-themed cowboy boot, in Bootwmn. In David, in Brief, a filmmaker comes across the Renaissance’s most iconic family jewels silkscreened onto a pair of boxer briefs and puts them to good use. In Better Known As Peaches Christ, the drag icon offers an intimate glimpse into her process of transformation and her path to brazen cult hero. In Queer Ghost Hunters, Pt 1, the team is on the hunt for lesbian nun ghosts! A night drinking with her friends turns into an eye-opening Encuentro when young Claudia encounters the captivating foreigner Isabel.
Encuentro is a recipient of a Frameline Completion Fund grant.
— KEVIN SCHAUB
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM
A Rite of Passage
DIRECTOR Marjorie Newman | 2016 | USA | 3m
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to a special gathering at the beach.
Born to Love You
DIRECTORS antone + bambi | 2017 | USA | 4m
In the music video for L|M|T’s Born to Love You, directors antone + bambi explore themes of conflict, connection, and memory through modern dance choreographed by Shaunna Vella. When opposites attract, the results can be explosive.
DIRECTOR Kolmel W Love | 2016 | USA | 4m
This truly queer experimental short invites you to play Guitar Hero, in a vintage and sexier way. #rockoutwithyourcockout
DIRECTOR Ryan White | 2016 | USA | 13m
Whatever happened to Wohler Beach? Oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary Russian River gay beach in this sexy short.
DIRECTORS Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams | 2015 | USA, Canada, UK | 11m
Deana McGuffin is a third-generation New Mexico bootmaker, hand-crafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Francisco tattoo artist to create a gay-themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas. Bootwmn is a heart-warming, intimate and endearing portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.
David, In Brief
DIRECTOR Jeffrey Braverman | 2016 | USA | 16m
When a filmmaker comes across the Renaissance’s most iconic family jewels silkscreened onto a pair of boxer briefs, he decides to explore the story of Michelangelo’s David and what this chiseled figure has to offer those of us struggling with our own modern-day Goliaths.
Better Known As Peaches Christ
DIRECTORS Jeff Dragomanovich, Nate Visconti | 2016 | USA | 4m
Drag icon Peaches Christ offers a rare, intimate glimpse into her process of transformation, and describes the path from stifled teen to brazen cult hero.
Queer Ghost Hunters Pt. 1
DIRECTOR Stu Maddux | 2017 | USA | 10m
In this first episode of director Stu Maddox’s Queer Ghost Hunters, join the team on the hunt for lesbian nun ghosts!
DIRECTOR Florencia Manóvil | 2016 | USA | 17m | In Spanish, English with English subtitles
MoC hottie Claudia is in for a spark-filled evening when she encounters the captivating foreigner Isabel, who challenges her perceptions of Latinos and of herself in this beautiful short that explores connection, identity, and latinidad.
This film is a recipient of a Frameline Completion Fund grant.