QPOC Shorts: Art ≧ Rage
QPOC Shorts: Art ≧ Rage
March 30, 3:00 PM – March 30, 6:00 PM
The Paramount Center
Queer Persons of Color: Art ≧ Rage It goes without saying that POC in cinema have had a long, ugly past. These stereotypes have evoked an insidious effect on how the world views us; as lack of representation has proven to be as damaging as misrepresentation. Inclusivity in front of and behind the camera are essential to moving forward and this program does both. WE are here. WE have always been here. WE have stories to tell. Curated by Kimya Monteiro.
Amma, a young, black lesbian, spends the day in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon getting her hair braided. It’s full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter, but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?
Directed by Abena Taylor-Smith 9 m
An unexpected turn of events leaves one young gay man with an experience that he will never forget. A short drama that explores the themes of homosexuality and race in city of London.
Directed by Kenneth O'Toole 8 m
Girl Talk is a film centered around the complexities of sex, love and intimacy through the lens of Mia, a young and queer identified protagonist. The film redefines the queer narrative.
Directed by Erica Rose 17 m
The day before Charlie leaves for college, her relationship with her best friend Nina explodes as they figure out how to say goodbye. Candace explores questions of race, queerness, and identity through the messy intimacy of young female friendship.
Directed by Emma Weinstein 9 m
Tomatoes and Eggs
Lisa (Celia Au) is a queer Chinese American woman who plans to marry her long-term girlfriend. As Lisa navigates the trans-generational challenges of telling her father Yun (Fenton Li), other secrets will test the bounds of family and culture.
Directed by Tina Xu 11 m Drama
I am a Woman
A cinematic poem exploring Lesbian stud identity. Using break dance and spoken word, Azara Meghie claims the right to dress as masculine as she likes and remain a woman.
Directed by Kai Fiain 4 m Documentary
An amateur female gamer is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for a pro league gaming team, only to be repressed by self-doubt.
Directed by Searit Huluf 10 m
Ponyboi is your typical Jersey Girl; he loves Bruce Springsteen, the Jersey Shore, and a well-rolled blunt. And like all Jersey Girls, Ponyboi dreams of meeting his Prince Charming and being taken away into the sunset.
Directed by River Gallo 19 m
In the midst of her family’s rejection, Elena wants to experience her own sexuality. A poetic film that explores love and freedom in the heart of a young woman.
Directed by Ayerim Villanueva 20 m