Men's Shorts: Our Bodies Ourselves

With Special Guests Faraz Ansari (Sisak), Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez (Bettas), and Ross Boucher (Bettas)

Men's Shorts: Our Bodies Ourselves

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 • 7:30 PM

MFA, Boston

A cinematic series of desires, passions, the heights and depths of emotions, and plenty of corporal fluids.

Aflterglow

Afterglow is a sensorial movie about finding the joy of living again. David discovers that his boyfriend Allen is suffering from depression and, on the course of a day, makes him see the beauty and pleasure of the most mundane things. Dir. Akira Kamiki. 12 min. Brazil. 2017.

Directed by Akira Kamiki 12 m Portugese Brazil

Seeking: Jack Tripper

'Seeking: Jack Tripper' is a short romantic comedy about a gay married couple who try to have a threesome in an attempt to overcome a rut in their relationship, only to realize just how rusty domestication has left their pickup game. Dir. Quinlan Orear. 14 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Quinlan Orear 15 m English USA

Dads

After a night of drinking and sex, 21-year-old Scott finds his Sunday morning interrupted by an unexpected visit from his father. When Scott’s fortysomething friend-with-benefits Doug also shows up, all three men find themselves in a quietly awkward world of ambiguity and things unsaid. Dir. Ethan Roberts. 11 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Ethan Roberts 11 m English USA

3 Cafes

A filmmaker attempts to capture the moment of letting go but instead captures something he longs to hold onto. Dir. Robert Gray. 3 min. Canada. 2016.

Directed by Robert Gray 4 m English Canada

Charlie's P.O.C.

Though he's reluctant to revisit his past, Charlie returns to the apartment he used to share with his ex-boyfriend to pick up a few things. Instead of his ex, it's his ex's mother who greets him, and she has some things she'd like to share. Dir. Kevin Hartford. 7 min. Canada. 2016.

Directed by Kevin Hartford 6 m English Canada

Bettas

On vacation for a friend's destination wedding, boyfriends Francisco and David get into a petty squabble that quickly escalates. Dir. Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez. 8 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez 9 m English USA

The Exterminator

A man living alone confronts a mysterious infestation in his apartment. Dir. Eli Rarey. 13 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Eli Rarey 13 m English USA

Demons

Matt, a young serial killer, struggles to accept his sexuality. After reaching his breaking point he hesitantly accepts a secretive date with Adam who, together with his parents, help steer his life in a more positive direction.

Directed by Jesse Klein 12 m English USA

Masc Only

Gay best friends, Tommy and Wesley, unwittingly venture to an intimidating party hosted by the gay elite. Basically it's just 'Mean Girls' except everyone is gay and 40. Dir. Jesse Klein. 12 min. USA. 2016.

Directed by Drew Droege 15 m English USA

Hardcore

Two young Israelis try their best to satisfy the dominant sexual swagger of a German tourist who describes himself as a fan of “Hardcore”. Dir. Moshe Rosenthal. 8 min. Israel. 2016.

Directed by Moshe Rosenthal 8 m Hebrew Israel

Sisak

Sisak is India's First Silent LGBT Love Story in the format of a Short Feature Film. Dir. Faraz Ansari. 16 min. India. 2017.

Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari 15 m India