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WQ X NANTUCKET PRIDE 2023: Esther Newton Made Me Gay and shorts

WQ X NANTUCKET PRIDE 2023: Esther Newton Made Me Gay and shorts

June 3, 5:30 PM – June 3, 8:30 PM

Nantucket Atheneum

FREE

Directed by Jean Carlomusto 2022 1h 30m Documentary

Drawn to the drag scene as a student in the 1950s and identifying as both butch lesbian and between genders, Esther Newton has spent six decades writing about and forging queer communities; and her 1972 book ‘Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America’ is noted as the first rigorous academic/anthropological study of queer community in modern history. ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY is a rare look at queer history and gender studies through a living lesbian icon, encompassing amazing archival footage peppered with Esther’s other passion….dog training poodles!

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Nantucket Gay Pride

The Talk

The life changing conversation that takes between father and son when staunchly unionist father DENNIS walks in on his son Barry in bed with a man.

Directed by Jonathan Hughes 10 m English Ireland

My Life At The Beginning

It is New Year's Eve in Medarcos, a small town in the mountains of Madrid, inhospitable and frozen. ROME has 9 years old and his favorite place is the lap of his father, RODOLFO. But the atmosphere is rarefied.

Directed by Ana Puentes Margarito 15 m Spanish Spain

Shall We Talk?

Polina is a bisexual Russian girl. This short film documents her coming out to a family.

Directed by Katya Mikheeva 5 m

A Spot for Frog

Locked out of the school art room, a creative nonbinary teen named Frog grapples with anxiety as they seek a new place to eat lunch. Imagination blurs with reality in this hybrid work of live action and animation about an artist's search for identity, belonging, and expression on the margins.

Directed by Evan Bode 16 m