Homegrown - Shorts Program


89m
SECTION: Short | Shorts Programs

Seven awesome shorts each bearing deliciously queer fruit, all homegrown here in the San Francisco Bay Area!

In Dyke Bars Never Last, a lonely queer sits outside of the now closed Lexington Bar, and follows a trail of signs, motorcycle babes, and femme dommes and leather daddies to the Last Dyke Bar on Earth. Jed Bell’s Dropping Penny is a comedy about a day in the life of two trans dogwalkers in San Francisco. A woman confronted with the absence of her lover is haunted by memories of passion, tenderness, and pain that pierce the margins of her reality, in Fig Tree. Don’t Judge Me, It’s Rude is about an emotionally nuanced reconnection at a tree stump. In I Live Here, Stevie tags along for a night out with his roommates, but later finds himself locked out of the house. Then police arrive. The PrEP Project is a hybrid doc and serves up a dose of sex ed for the 21st century, taking the fear out of the HIV epidemic with fun and outrageous frankness. A Great Ride looks at older lesbians—Sally Gearhart, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor.

— KEVIN SCHAUB

FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM

Dyke Bars Never Last

DIRECTOR Stacy McKenzie | 2018 | USA | 6m
In the wake of dyke bars and spaces closing, a lonely queer in San Francisco sits outside of the now closed Lexington Bar and follows a trail of signs, motorcycle babes, femme dommes, and leather daddies to the Last Dyke Bar on Earth.

Dropping Penny

DIRECTOR Jed Bell | 2018 | USA | 8m
This comedy is about a day in the life of two trans dogwalkers in San Francisco.

Fig Tree

DIRECTOR Ana Quintanilla | 2018 | USA | 5m
A woman confronted with the absence of her lover is haunted by memories of passion, tenderness, and pain that pierce the margins of her reality.

Don’t Judge Me, It’s Rude

DIRECTOR Taylor Whitehouse | 2018 | USA | 5m
Don’t Judge Me, It’s Rude is about an emotionally nuanced reconnection at a tree stump.

I Live Here

DIRECTOR Shane Watson | 2017 | USA | 18m
In his first weekend in the Bay Area, Stevie tags along to the places his roommates deem essential and finds places more accepting of gay black men than he expected. After a night out with his roommates, he finds himself locked out of the house. Then the police arrive.

The PrEP Project

DIRECTORS Robyn Kopp & Chris Tipton-King | 2017 | USA | 19m
A hybrid doc, The PrEP Project is sex ed for the 21st century, taking the fear out of the HIV epidemic with fun and outrageous frankness.

A Great Ride

DIRECTORS Deborah Craig & Veronica Deliz | 2018 | USA | 28m
A Great Ride looks at older lesbians—Sally Gearhart, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor.