Amigas with Benefits | SHORTS!
Latina lesbians in all stages of life experience love and loss in these short films. An unexpected guest crashes the wedding of an elderly couple in AMIGAS WITH BENEFITS while a young woman’s understanding of herself is challenged by a stranger in a bar in ENCUENTRO; The future of a young couple’s relationship hangs the balance in CAFÉ DESUELADO; In UNIFORM lesbian moms butt heads over what to do when their son is sent home from school for wearing a dress; and JEANNE CORDOVA: BUTCHES, LIES, AND FEMINISM pays tribute to one of the founders of the West Coast LGBT movement. Each piece is colored by the excitement of a new beginning, the bitterness of an ending, or hope for a better and brighter future.
In This Program
Adelina Anthony / USA / 2017 / 10 minsDrama ensues when the wedding of two elderly lesbians is interrupted by an uninvited and unexpected guest.
Pamela Castillo / Peru / 2017 / 9 minsA few days before leaving the country, Pia sets up a farewell campsite for her girlfriend without knowing that she plans to establish a distance commitment. A long night and several cups of coffee will make them hesitate about the future of their relationship.
Florencia Manovil / USA / 2017 / 16 minsA regular night out drinking with friends turns into an eye-opening evening when Claudia encounters a captivating stranger who challenges not only her perceptions of Latinxs - but her understanding of herself.
Gregorio Davila / USA / 2017 / 39 minsA tribute to the life of Jeanne Cordova; butch, Latina, feminist lesbian who was one of the founders of the West Coast LGBT movement.
Ellie Foumbi and Michael Niederman / USA / 2017 / 11 minsLesbian moms (played by Jody Christopherson and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s Laura Gómez [Flores]) are at odds with what to do when their 6-year-old son is sent home from school for wearing a dress.