Saturday Shorts Block
Brothers is a coming-of-age story following a Muslim Arab boy coming to terms with his sexuality. Upon recognizing that he is different through the lens of his family and society as a whole, he decides to face his fears with the support of an older brother who stands by him and encourages him to be himself, in the face of bias and adversity.
What if growing up in the church led you to believe you weren’t going to grow up at all?
Hiding in Daylight
After a gay purge, four best friends are surviving by living in fake marriages to each other. They secretly meet once a week to see their true spouse and play a “game” where they reminisce about their former openly gay lives. After 3 years of weekly gatherings, they must determine if their clandestine meetings are worth risking their lives. In one night, emotions run high, friendships begin to unravel and everything changes in an instant.
LIMP follows Sean, a young gay man with cerebral palsy as he navigates dating with a disability in New York City. After meeting a man he believes is a perfect match, he decides to lie about his disability, saying he sprained his ankle at the gym. This white lie leads to series of events and missteps that make Sean examine the way he presents himself and his condition to the world.
Oakland-based documentary, Mariposa, follows the challenges of Castro, a masculine-of-center, high school teacher, becoming pregnant and growing a family with her wife Candy. Castro is overwhelmed with anxiety about how becoming pregnant will shift her masculine presentation. Together they confront the many physical, emotional, and societal obstacles they encounter on their journey of trying to conceive as a queer couple.
Out of it
Charley’s struggling to tell her best friend Annie about her new relationship, but she may get a practice run when she drives her home from dental surgery.
Jacob Gettig, Scott Gettig, Christine Weinreich & Nathan Weinreich
Saturday October 5, 11:00 am