DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

Cinema 10% LGBTQ

Stories from the LGBTQ+ community that explore the many aspects of being human. This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Screenings

Monday, September 23 at 9:15 pm

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY

Romance • Greece • 9 MINUTES

Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50€ he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.

MILLER & SON

Drama • United States • 22 MINUTES

A transwoman mechanic living in rural America tries to find a livable compromise between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night. When confronted with an unforeseen event, the balance of her daytime and nighttime worlds becomes jeapordized.

I THINK I’LL MAKE IT

Documentary • United States • 17 MINUTES

When Kat Hurley was five years old, her father murdered her mother. And Kat saw it happen. Now, 30 years later, she remains haunted by the memory, but determined to channel the pain into something positive by becoming a mother herself.

FATHER FIGURE

Documentary • Netherlands • 25 MINUTES

Guilliano is the founder of The Kiki House of Angels, a Voguing community in Rotterdam. Most of its members are young black gay men who experience racism and marginalization in everyday life. This poetic collage film expresses their personal stories by combining observational scenes with Vogue dance sequences, graphic interludes and intimate interviews.

DANTE VS. MOHAMMED ALI

DramaRomance • Netherlands • 28 MINUTES

Twenty-year-old Wolf is living in the boxing village of the Netherlands. When he has to fight against his best friend Alexander during a weekly match, he refuses. A rematch is confirmed, which brings Wolf’s feelings and emotions to a boiling point. He tries to convince Alexander to join him leaving the village, but his overly romantic message runs into a wall.

BLACK HAT

Drama • United States • 15 MINUTES

At first blush, Shmuel is a pious Hasidic man leading a fairly simple life. But when his wife and daughters leave 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 along the way, Shmuel’s two lives will interconnect in a way he never expected.

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