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Shorts: The Ace of Wands Tarot

The Ace of Wands Tarot card represents passion, excitement, and new energy. These shorts honor queer bodies and blossoming sexuality while complicating and interrogating body politics. With ample nudity and heightened eroticism, this program highlights the intoxication of sexuality and importance of bodily autonomy.

Films showing in this program:

Big Sur Gay Porn

12 mins

Cult filmmaker Tom DeSimone revisits the production of a lost gay film and resurrects youthful adventures on the California coast.

The Cutest and Funniest Animals in the World

24 mins

Jorge is 70 years old and is one of the most capricious and dedicated janitors at the Paradise Motel, except for a single detail: He secretly records the audio of the room’s guests.


4 mins

The crown jewels of the empire rise and fall.

How to Carry Water

15 mins

This punk rock fairytale doubles as a portrait of Shoog McDaniel — a fat, queer, and disabled photographer working in and around northern Florida’s vast network of freshwater springs, the state’s source of precious drinking water.

Ob Scene

18 mins

A personal and sexual diary. A fake user’s manual whose sophistication and audaciousness free it from the traps of what has to be said and the agenda of commonplace.

The Script

15 mins

Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, The Script explores the complicated relationship between trans and nonbinary communities and medical providers regarding gender affirming care.


14 mins

Sex gets cut short by constant alerts and earthquakes.


7 mins

An empty paper depicts a struggle between artistic composition and decomposition as the voice of the narrator-protagonist reminisces about her tumultuous relationship with a former girlfriend.

Expected Guests

Ryan A. White
Director (Big Sur Gay Porn)
Alex Clausen
Producer/Cinematographer (Big Sur Gay Porn)
Renato Sircilli
Director/Writer (The Cutest and Funniest Animals in the World)
Thais de Almeida Prado
Director (Empire)
Hiroki Iwasa
Director/Actor (Solid)
Kôichi Imaizumi
Producer (Solid)
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Running Time
109 mins
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