Fantastic Femmes and Where to Find Them | SHORTS!
Relationships are tricky and emotions even trickier in these stories of love and lust. A New Year’s Eve party ends in broken resolutions for best friends Annie and Austin, who pursue romantic encounters with less-than-ideal partners in BROAD STROKES; A LACK OF DATING IN BROOKLYN tells the story of a young woman’s realization that her inability to have a lasting relationship may be her own fault; while in SPAGHETTI ROMANCE Abby’s relationship it put to the test when her first meeting with her girlfriend’s mother goes poorly. Mayhem runs rampant in Chicago-made short CAROL SUPPORT GROUP when one woman embodies the title character of the support group’s obsession, theTodd Haynes’ film Carol; and two woman must face reality when their fantasies keep them from having meaningful relationships in SHELBY’S VACATION. A roller coaster of highs and lows, these shorts get at the heart of the complicated mess of modern relationships. This screening is co-presented by Pride Films and Plays.
In This Program
Phillip Vernon / USA / 2017 / 16 minsOn the tail of a dying New Year’s Eve party, queer best friends Annie and Austin pursue romantic temptations against their better judgments - effectively breaking their resolutions hours after making them.
Allison Tate / USA / 2017 / 8 minsA support group for people addicted to the film CAROL descends into melodramatic mayhem as superfan Blanche embodies Carol Aird, luring her fellow addicts and therapist into temptation.
Drew Van Steenbergen / USA / 2017 / 16 minsLanguishing in an unfulfilling quasi-relationship, Sam begins to have a horrifying realization - her romantic discontent is due to her own laziness and not, as she had previously assumed, the fault of every other human being.
Vickie Sampson / USA / 2017 / 39 minsShelby sets out from L.A. on a much-needed vacation to mend her heart from its latest unrequited crush and ends up at a rustic mountain resort where she meets manager Carol, who has her own fantasies that are getting in the way of creating a real relationship. This screening is co-presented by Pride Films and Plays.
Carrie Finklea / USA / 2017 / 11 minsSet in Sicily, Abby meets her girlfriend’s conservative mother for the first time. When the encounter goes awry, she decides to take matters into her own hands -- Italian style.