Laws of Attraction | NCGLFF 2019
Shorts Program

Laws of Attraction

Black Hat, Broken Sunflower Hearts, Brothers, Deviant, Other Black Boys, The Serenade, Touchscreen
THEMES: Black/African-American | Cross-Cultural | Drama | Family | Gay | Jewish | Relationships | Queer
United States / 15 min / Director Sarah Smith

Shmuel is a pious Hasidic man leading a fairly simple life. By day, he dutifully prays at the local synagogue. But when his wife leaves town for a few days, Shmuel will step out of his simple daily life and into a more complex world lit by the night. When he misplaces his black hat, his two lives will interconnect in a way he never expected.

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United States / 13 min / Director Miguel Angel Caballero

When his ex-boyfriend Sam shows up on his doorstep a year after separating, Anthony weighs the impact it will have on his life and young daughter.

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United States / 9 min / Director Mike Mosallam

Brothers follows a Muslim Arab boy who realizes he is different, and is fortunate to have an older brother who stands by him and encourages him to be himself, in the face of bias and adversity.

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United States / 10 min / Director Benjamin Howard

In the early-60s, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy.

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United States / 16 min / Director Nyles Washington

A queer, black college student is forced to confront the masks he wears from day to day when an old friend comes to visit.


United States / 12 min / Director Adelina Anthony

When their son requests a love song for another boy, two parents struggle with their fears and their beloved Mexican musical tradition.

United States / 15 min / Director Arthur Halpern

After an unusual online encounter, a lonely man is challenged to step out from behind his computer screen and shatter long-lived inhibitions to claim the touch of another human being.

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$10 Individual Tickets | $85 10-Passes
(US, 90 min)

Friday, August 16

5:10pm   Cinema One

Sunday, August 18

12:50pm   Cinema Two


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