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Homegrown: Perfect Day

The coast is totally queer and full of talent! From The Town to The City, from animation to documentary, join us as we celebrate these Bay Area stories from Bay Area makers. Strangers meet and change each other forever, queer art thrives, Black joy is expressed through dance, and a puppet’s thirst for love is quenched. A reminder that creativity is hella Bay.

Short films showing in this program:

Chaac + Yum

12 mins

Inspired by the sacred and ancient relationship between Chaac, the Mayan deity of Rain, and Yum, the Mayan deity of corn, this short erotic drama tells a story about two queer, Mayan-descended Two-Spirits who meet at a queer San Francisco bar.

Edvard Takes a Lover

4 mins

In the not-too-distant future, a marionette copes with the never-ending pandemic by actively participating in the circle of life.

From X to Z

11 mins

A cranky Gen X butch is forced to spend time with a disaffected Zennial who seems to represent everything that bugs her about “kids today.”

Holding Moses

18 mins

A queer, non-binary dancer finds the right rhythm to parent her profoundly disabled son. From the directors of Ahead of the Curve.

I Just Wanna Dance

5 mins

When two dancers are asked to partner at an audition each struggle with the flip sides of homophobia before finding common footing. Set in a Victorian ballroom overlooking the San Francisco skyline, the dancers take a journey through genres of partner dancing.

Inside the Beauty Bubble

31 mins

Enter a pastel dreamland of 3,000 vintage beauty artifacts in the desert community of Joshua Tree, California and meet “America's hairstorian” Jeff Hafler as he struggles to keep his roadside attraction afloat.


6 mins

Pete is an animated short film based on a true story about gender identity, Little League Baseball, the people who inspire change by trying to be themselves, and the superheroes who allow that change to happen.


4 mins

Prittyboi is a docu-style music video that follows two lovebirds on a romantic getaway as they traverse the beautiful Bay Area. They go thrift shopping, play fight with ice cream cones, and take in the Marin County landscapes.

Rex Ray: A Portrait

3 mins

A snapshot of San Francisco-based queer artist Rex Ray, told through the objects he collected during his life. Best known for his innovative pop aesthetic in fine and commercial art, his early designs include the first graphics for the San Francisco chapter of ACT UP and book covers for City Lights Books.

Expected Guests

Roberto Fatal
Director (Chaac + Yum)
Tom E. Brown
Director (Edvard Takes a Lover)
Frazer Bradshaw
Producer (Edvard Takes a Lover)
Florencia Manovil
Director (From X to Z)
Julia Jackson
Actor (From X to Z)
Kayen Manovil
Actor (From X to Z)
Rivkah Beth Medow
Director (Holding Moses)
Jen Rainin
Co-Director (Holding Moses)
Randi Rader
Participant (Holding Moses)
Amanda Beane
Director (I Just Wanna Dance)
Cheryl Bookout
Director (Inside the Beauty Bubble)
Cheri Gaulke
Director (Inside the Beauty Bubble)
Bret Parker
Director (Pete)
Pete Barma
Screenwrier (Pete)
Nicolas Collins
Director (Prittyboi)
Pandaraps Hotchkiss
Actor (Prittyboi)
Kegan Marling
Director (Rex Ray)

Please Note: Holding Moses will only screen with the Homegrown: Perfect Day shorts program in-person on June 21. It will not be a part of the Frameline Encore streaming program.

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