DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

Documentary

Camrex

Documentary • United Kingdom • 13 minutes

Camrex House is a notorious homeless hostel that for 40 years has upheld a fearsome reputation. Its skewed, in-house morality perpetuated by men with complex histories. Based on interviews with hostel residents, CAMREX constructs a series of unflinchingly visceral sequences that reveal a hidden world of untold stories.

These C*cksucking Tears

Documentary • United States • 16 minutes

The man behind the world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, 40 years after its release.

Pink Boy

Documentary • United States • 15 minutes

Butch lesbian BJ successfully avoided dresses her entire life until she adopted Jeffrey, who to her shock, starts to dance in gowns and perform for his parents.

El Coyote

AnimationDocumentary • Mexico • 7 minutes

A human smuggler (also know as a coyote) describes his process and the mechanics of slipping between the Mexico and U.S. border.

The House is Innocent

Comedy/HorrorDocumentary • United States • 13 minutes

Tom and Barbara’s new home has a notorious past and it’s going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history.

The Bullet

Documentary • United States • 6 minutes

A portrait of David “The Bullet” Smith Jr., the world’s greatest human cannonball.

Bob Dylan Hates Me

AnimationDocumentary • United States • 6 minutes

Independent filmmaker and provocateur Caveh Zahedi (The Shiek and I, I Am a Sex Addict) meets his childhood idol. It doesn’t go well.

Luchadora

Documentary • Mexico • 12 minutes

Luna Magica, a professional Lucha Libre wrestling star in Mexico, dreams of becoming a world wrestling champion while fighting to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City.

Soy Cubana

Documentary • Cuba • 17 minutes

The unique sound and story of “The Vocal Vidas,” a female acappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba.

The Gnomist

Documentary • United States • 20 minutes

When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a suburban forest, three women find that believing in magic is the medicine they need to overcome their personal struggles and tragedies.

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