Conjunctions Shorts Programs | NCGLFF 2019
Shorts Program

Conjunctions

First Day, Unboxed: Beau, What Do You See, Alma, Des!re, Listen, Backup Plan, Raspberry, Rani
THEMES: Documentary | Drama | Genderqueer | Transgender | Youth (13+)

Here’s a collection of 9 narrative and documentary shorts about being transgender or genderqueer around the globe.

FIRST DAY
Australia / 18 min / Director: Julie Kalceff

It’s Hannah’s first day of high school. It's also the first day she’ll wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth. 

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UNBOXED: BEAU
Australia / 6 min / Director: Sam Matthews

Filmmaker Sam Matthews sets out to meet other gender-diverse Australian artists, challenging each to create a new art piece based on the theme “Unboxed”.  In Episode 2, we meet artist and performer Beau James, who uses clowning, physical performance and comedy to highlight life within the LBGTQI community, always with a big serving of humor. 

WHAT DO YOU SEE
Australia / 5 min / Director: Michael Bonner

Sereena refuses to justify who she is and turns it back onto us and asks what do you see when you look at her, and can you look past the superficial and see the real her?

ALMA
Colombia / 15 min / Director: Santiago León Cuéllar

Alma has just entered a new high school and her classmate, Víctor, invites her to a party. Dealing with the  transition of her body and her hidden desires, Alma must face her inner fears and, thus, take the first step towards loving herself as she is.

DES!RE
United Kingdom / 10 min / Director: Campbell X

This is an experimental documentary film exploring the desire for transmasculine, transmen, butch, stud, masculine of center (MOC) people assigned female at birth. Stunning black and white images drift across the screen while transmen, femme women and butch and MOC people speak about the complexity of their desire.

LISTEN
United Kingdom / 5 min / Director: Jake Graf

Featuring young trans actors in trans roles, this short honestly and frankly depicts some of the myriad struggles experienced daily by trans children and teenagers, giving a much needed voice to this often maligned section of the community.

BACKUP PLAN
United States / 15 min / Director: David Beck

Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her backup plan.

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RASPBERRY
United States / 11 min / Director: Spencer Slovic

After falling out with his best friend, a student is forced to reckon with his past. As his memories come to life, he finds himself thrust into a past at odds with his present.

RANI
United States / 14 min / Director: Hammad Rizvi

Rani is a Pakistani transgender woman who sets out to take care of an abandoned child.

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$10 Individual Tickets | $85 10-Passes
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Showtimes:

TBD

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