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REELING2016: The 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Totally Transfixed | QUEER SHORTS!

83 mins

Totally Transfixed | QUEER SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, September 24 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

Description

From charming narratives to experimental musical shorts, these films are jam packed with stories from the queer, trans, and gender nonconforming communities; from dealing with everyday dysphoria to coming home for Thanksgiving for the first time after transitioning. In HARD PACK, a young trans guy (played by model/musician Madison Paige) takes too much testosterone and experiences the rush of consequences; a queer Vietnamese American teen attempts to piece together and understand their mom’s experience as a Vietnam War refugee in NUOC; and a young Israeli transgender man reconnects with his childhood friend for the first time since his transition in THE FRIEND FROM TEL AVIV.

In This Program


  1. Dear Armen

    Kamee Abrahamian / Armenia / 2015 / 5 mins
    An experimental journey into the memoirs of Armen Ohanian; an enigmatic writer, performer, and survivor of the early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms.

  2. The Friend From Tel Aviv

    Federica Gianni / USA / 2015 / 11 mins
    Noam, a young Israeli transgender man, is nervous and excited to reconnect with his childhood friend Natan at a party.

  3. Hard Pack

    Emmanuelle Pickett / USA / 2015 / 11 mins
    Quinn (played by model/musician Madison Paige), born a female, is ready to become a man. After taking an enormous dose of testosterone, the world changes.

  4. Nuoc

    Quyen Nguyen-Le / USA / 2016 / 6 mins
    A queer Vietnamese American teen attempts to piece together and understand their mom's experience as a Vietnam War refugee.

  5. Ryans

    Rain Valdez / USA / 2016 / 14 mins
    A trans woman named Tori goes on a blind date with a man named Ryan - the same name as her ex. Tori and Ryan hit it off, but can she date another Ryan after swearing them off for good?

  6. Take Me To The Sea

    Amy West / USA / 2016 / 5 mins
    A young adult experiencing everyday discomfort with the gender they were assigned at birth must address their dysphoria head on when it manifests as a sinister, humanoid monster.

  7. Tear Jerker

    Amy Adler / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    When a trans guy is faced with difficult life circumstances, he has to find a new way to express old feelings.

  8. Transcend

    Kai Towns / USA / 2016 / 17 mins
    A transman (Kingston Farady), who hasn’t seen his family in years, unexpectedly returns home for Thanksgiving.


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Totally Transfixed | QUEER SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, September 24 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

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