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Trials and Triumphs | SHORTS!

86 mins

Trials and Triumphs | SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Sunday, September 24 12:45 PM Buy Tickets


From witchy hexes to your everyday microaggressions, this collection of narrative shorts highlights a range of trans experiences from silly to serious. HEADSPACE brings to light everyday situations that become real challenges when faced by trans individuals; in ARIANNA a job interview proves to be a bigger obstacle than expected; the school’s top bully is no match for a loner’s dildo nunchucks in HONOR COUNCIL; a transwoman searches for someone to save her from a deadly spell in HEXED; religious beliefs and family ties test each other in PAPEROCK and SIS; while characters find self-acceptance in DAWN and SWIM. Faced with difficulties big and small, relatable and fantastic, the characters in these tales deliver a message of perseverance in the face of uncertainty.

In This Program

  1. Arianna

    David Ambrosini / Italy / 2017 / 13 mins
    Arianna, a brilliant young attorney is gearing up to interview for the job of her dreams. After many years, she has found her way to self-acceptance, but what will her prospective employer think?

  2. Dawn

    Jake Graf / United Kingdom / 2016 / 13 mins
    As dawn creeps across London, two outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun rises, the pair are forced to look at themselves and realize it takes more than eyes to see inside a soul.

  3. Headspace

    Jake Graf / United Kingdom / 2017 / 4 mins
    Starring an impressive all-trans cast, headspace gives a rare and intimate glimpse into the trials and tribulations faced by trans people on a daily basis.

  4. Hexed

    Rain Valdex & Sarah Poynter / USA / 2017 / 10 mins
    In this fantastical and highly unlikely story of love and friendship, a transwoman is 'kiss-hexed' by a transient individual and must find another person to kiss by midnight or she expires.

  5. Honor Council

    Scott Simonsen / USA / 2017 / 12 mins
    A radical bi-gender high school outcast takes down the top bully with dildo nunchucks and must face a jury of peers to decide his fate.

  6. Paperock

    Hillel Rate / Israel / 2017 / 11 mins
    A young, Orthodox Jewish woman agrees to meet up with her estranged sibling before she realizes that comes along with accepting their new gender expression.

  7. Sis

    Dimitris Toulias / United Kingdom / 2017 / 11 mins
    Two estranged sisters, religious Fran and transgender Steph, reconcile their differences during the course of one night where honesty is the only policy.

  8. Swim

    Mari Walker / USA / 2016 / 12 mins
    As summer draws to a close, a young transwoman finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.

Dates & Times

Trials and Triumphs | SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Sunday, September 24 12:45 PM Buy Tickets