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  1. Trans Revolution | SHORTS!

    These four shorts meet at the intersection of gender and politics. A group of Muslim trans women stand their ground against social marginalization in secular Malaysia in PASSAGE TO WOMANHOOD; in SPECTRUMS, we follow the social, political, and spiritual lives of ten members of the transgender community in Israel; THAT'S MY BOY is a touching look at the successful and remarkable life of Sonu, a transgender man thriving in India; and capping off this program is SUNUNÚ–THE REVOLUTION OF LOVE, which takes us on a journey with trans dad Fernando Machado as he becomes an international news sensation when he announces that he is pregnant with his trans partner, Diane Rodriguez, in Ecuador. This short is an intimate and touching portrayal of a couple tackling first-time parenthood while they challenge complex ideas of gender roles in their lives and in politics.

    In This Program: Passage to Womanhood, Spectrums, Sununú: The Revolution Of Love, That’s my Boy

    Trans Revolution | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Tuesday, September 25 9:15 PM Buy Tickets


  2. Transcending Gender | SHORTS!

    This program of international narrative shorts highlights the struggles faced by transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people, and the communities we build that support us (or sometimes don't) as we face the world around us. In an episode of new web series BROTHERS we get an intimate look at the everyday lives of a group of four trans masc friends living in NYC. Starring actor/stand-up comedian and transgender activist Bethany Black (DOCTOR WHO) and Sean Duggan (THE LOBSTER), TUESDAY NIGHT is a tongue-in-cheek comedy about the sensationalized media representation of trans people, and the burdens of local planning regulation. DUALITY (DVITA) tells the heartbreaking story of a member of the Hijra (intersex/transgender) community in India, who develops a crush on a girl but realizes that neither his community nor the world at large really approve of his identity and existence. A young transgender man feels solid in his choice to present authentically, but struggles to settle into his daily life in MATHIAS.

    In This Program: Brothers, Duality, Mathias

    Transcending Gender | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Thursday, September 27 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  3. TV Crushes | SHORTS!

    Pre and post VCR/DVR obsessions wrap up our programs of women's shorts. If you remember rushing home to watch HONEY WEST on television, HONEY WEST–THE GLORIA FICKLING STORY is a fun behind-the-scenes look at the creator and "character" behind the sexy female detective. REAL tells the story of a young girl who fixates on an LGBT character in her favorite tv show; EVOKE shows us just how far some people are willing to go; and AU tackles the ties that bind sisters. A Dyke Delicious Program.

    In This Program: AU, EVOKE, Honey West: The Gloria Fickling Story, Real

    TV Crushes | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Sunday, September 30 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  4. Two Minds Are Better Than One

    Felix Guerra / Shorts / Australia / 2016 / 10 mins
    Two pavement artists based in Melbourne, Australia share a unique relationship and system of collaboration that allows them to flawlessly combine their ideas to create fantastic original art works as one.
    Plays In:
    Lessons In Love | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  5. Up or Out

    Natasha Straley / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    Fate pits two anonymous lovers against each other at work.
    Plays In:
    The Lighter Side | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Friday, September 28 7:00 PM Buy Tickets


  6. Waffles

    Foster Wilson / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 5 mins
    The morning after a casual one-nighter with an older woman, Gina scrolls through her Facebook feed, only to discover that the person in bed beside her is the epitome of everything she loathes in this world. Staring hypocrisy square in the face, this young gay millennial must choose between swallowing her pride and standing by her principles.
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    What’s Cookin’? | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 5:15 PM Buy Tickets


  7. What’s Cookin’? | SHORTS!

    A few of these shorts contain sugar and spice and a couple are not-so-nice. SPARK is an animated tale of a woman whose flame for attraction is dimming. In MAYBE a young girl encounters an androgynously cool teen. Other films tackle more serious issues: teen suicide in SINK; and politics in WAFFLES, in which a woman wakes up to find out what her one-night hook-up stands for. THANK YOU, COME AGAIN follows an anthropology grad student who learns more about human nature selling sex toys than in the classroom; and not all best friends make suitable roommates in LESBEHONEST: I'LL BE ALRIGHT. A Dyke Delicious Program.

    In This Program: Lesbehonest: I’ll be all right, Maybe, Sink, Spark, Thank You Come Again, Waffles

    What’s Cookin’? | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 5:15 PM Buy Tickets


  8. Wild Beasts

    Sverre Kvamme / Shorts / Norway / 2017 / 10 mins
    In the middle of the winter in Northern Norway and surrounded by a wild group of kids, a young boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend.
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    The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Sunday, September 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  9. Wild Nights with Emily | NARRATIVE CENTERPIECE

    MADELEINE OLNEK / features / USA / 2018 / 84 mins
    Molly Shannon (SNL; DIVORCE; SUPERSTAR) is the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this black comedy by writer-director Olnek (THE FOXY MERKINS, CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME) that explores the hidden aspects of Dickinson’s life. Dickinson’s persona has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower too sensitive for this world. But through the lens of Olnek, Dickinson’s vivacious and irreverent side is revealed, along with her lifelong romance with her sister-in-law Susan Dickinson (Susan Ziegler, HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS; DON’T TRUST THE B---- IN APARTMENT 23). Incorporating Dickinson’s letters and poems into its fabric, and hailed as, “the best lesbian comedy in years,” here at last is the full-bodied woman, creatively stimulated by her lifelong secret love affair, emerging from the confines of her stereotypical public persona at long last.
    Wild Nights with Emily | Narrative Centerpiece

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  10. Win Some, Lose Some | SHORTS!

    Ups and downs are part of life, so enjoy the ride with this group of shorts. LOVE WINS tells the story of Jan (82) and Emily (87), who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was strictly taboo. Their compelling and at times humorous story provides a fascinating look into how they raised three children while living in a conservative suburb of New Jersey, completely in the closet–even to their families. Riley is invited to her ex's wedding and finds out that SHE'S MARRYING STEVE; while Dyke Delicious favorite Dreyer Weber goes on a first date where the two women discover they will need to learn how to navigate each other in GETTING STARTED. A Dyke Delicious Program.

    In This Program: Getting Started, Love Wins, She’s Marrying Steve

    Win Some, Lose Some | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 3:15 PM Buy Tickets


  11. The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners – Part I: Refuge

    Leandro Goddinho / Shorts / Germany / 2017 / 10 mins
    The journey of a gay African refugee seeking asylum in Germany.
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    Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 5:00 PM Buy Tickets


  12. The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners – Part II: The Kiss

    Leandro Goddinho / Shorts / Germany / 2017 / 5 mins
    An African refugee visits the Memorial to Homosexuals persecuted under the Nazi regime in Berlin, Germany.
    Plays In:
    Lessons In Love | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  13. Young Hearts Break Too | SHORTS!

    Whether you are starting your life’s journey or are just young at heart, we can all relate to the experiences shared by the women in these short stories. SOME GIRLS and ERIN'S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS remind us of our first teen crushes; teenage girls at a Hasidic sleep-away camp explore a forbidden book in SUMMER; a twin's sister may have crossed a line in DUPLICITY; and two young girls from very different backgrounds fight conventions in NAUGHTY AMELIA JANE. A Dyke Delicious Program.

    In This Program: Duplicity, Erin’s Guide To Kissing Girls, Naughty Amelia Jane, Some Girls, Summer

    Young Hearts Break Too | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  14. Zero One

    Nick Neon / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 24 mins
    When Jimmy Park visits home for the first time in years, he's forced to make peace with the ghost of who he could have been.
    Plays In:
    Home Is Where The Heart Is | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Wednesday, September 26 9:30 PM Buy Tickets