Note: The August 13 screening at 2:20 p.m. is SOLD OUT.
This collection of 8 short subjects focuses on the struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights and the people who have played a role in that struggle in large and small ways. United Kingdom: Queer Heroes is a celebration of queer figures in both historical and contemporary times that have helped push forward arts, politics or science. United States: Love the Sinner is an essay exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. In the 1980s, Bayard Rustin adopted his younger boyfriend, Walter, to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In the intimate love story, Bayard & Me, Walter remembers a time when gay marriage was inconceivable. Umbrella tells the story of four transgender individuals across America who are fighting for rights and representation. A Circle of Diamonds is a musical scene in which two young women reenact a marriage proposal from the 1960’s. Canada: Michael Lost and Found captures the reunion of Michael Glatze and Benjie Nycum, who were once boyfriends and business partners. In 2007, Michael left Benjie and made a bewildering public shift from gay advocate to ex-gay evangelical. The creation of I Am Michael, a feature film about that shift in Michael’s life, starring James Franco, prompts a reconnection between Michael and Benjie. Benjie travels to Wyoming to visit Michael, his wife Rebekah Fuller, and the church where Michael is pastor. Older Than What? brings LGBTQ elders into focus with humor, frankness, wit and charm. New Zealand: Maldivian student Abraham Naim is better known as his alter ego: the powerful and sassy drag queen Medulla Oblongata, a notable figure in the Auckland LGBTQ scene.
Friday, August 11
Sunday, August 13
Wednesday, August 16