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  1. The Quit

    Todd Lillethun / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 28 mins
    When Roger decides to quit smoking, he asks his partner Sam for help, and receives more than he bargained for.
    Plays In:
    Picking Up The Pieces | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  2. Real

    Cass Dennis / Shorts / Australia / 2018 / 20 mins
    REAL tells the story of a teenage girl struggling to find her place, who takes comfort in the strength and perseverance of a fictional television character.
    Plays In:
    TV Crushes | SHORTS!

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


  3. The Red Tree

    Paul Rowley / Shorts / Ireland/Italy / 2017 / 20 mins
    Narrated by renowned Italian actor Leo Gullotta, THE RED TREE is a short documentary that tells the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini's Fascist regime.
    Plays In:
    Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

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


  4. Red Velvet

    Liat Shukrun / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 13 mins
    Ever wondered what people say most often before dying a violent death? Hint: It's a familiar four letter word.
    Plays In:
    Oh, The Horror! Sexually Explicit | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Friday, September 28 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  5. The Rest I Make Up

    MICHELLE MEMRAN / features / USA / 2018 / 79 mins
    María Irene Fornés has been called “America’s Great Unknown Playwright.” She’s written more than 40 plays, won nine OBIE awards, been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and mentored thousands of playwrights across the globe. Theater luminaries like Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson, and Edward Albee have credited Irene as an inspiration and influence. When she stopped writing in 1999 due to dementia, a friendship with a young female writer reignites her creative spirit. The camera becomes a catalyst, capturing Irene’s ability to teach, to inspire, and to turn the scraps of everyday life into moments worthy of wonder and delight. Memran’s film captures Irene’s memories – of creative triumphs, groundbreaking friendship, female love affairs long and short – weaving together present and past while moving mentor and student towards an ever-deepening connection in the face of forgetting. A warm, lively portrait of a virtuosic theater artist is the result. ***Scheduled to attend: Michelle Memran (director)***
    The Rest I Make Up

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Monday, September 24 7:15 PM Buy Tickets


  6. Riot

    JEFFREY WALKER / features / Australia / 2017 / 106 mins
    RIOT tells the story of the courage and passion behind Australia’s first Gay and lesbian Mardi Gras. In the late 1970s when homosexuality is still a crime in Sydney, a group of activists – some friends, some lovers, some just committed to their search for equality – don fancy dress, join hands and parade down Oxford Street – unaware that angry police lie in wait and that history is about to written. Gay rights pioneer Lance Gowland, uncompromising and utterly charming, is the leader of this eclectic band that includes a passel of his lovers, a lesbian couple fighting a losing custody battle, and others. Damon Herriman is superb as Gowland, heading a marvelous ensemble cast playing the real-life figures. Walker’s spirited, moving retelling of Australia’s Stonewall crackles with energy and fiery passion, culminating in the riot that finally changed hearts and minds Down Under.
    Riot

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 7:15 PM Buy Tickets


  7. Sariwala

    Shayon Maitra / Shorts / India / 2017 / 9 mins
    Raghu is a poor boy who is obsessed with a beautiful, ornate sari that is sold in the sari shop where he works. When a bride-to-be selects his favorite sari as her own, Raghu is crushed to lose his prized possession to someone who doesn't understand its true value.
    Plays In:
    Picking Up The Pieces | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  8. Shakedown

    LEILAH WEINRAUB / features / USA / 2018 / 82 mins
    “Shakedown” was a series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles that featured strip shows for the city’s lesbian underground scene. Inspired by transwoman Mahogany who, as the mother of the scene, presided over queer strip shows and balls in the 1980s, butch Ronnie Ron created, produced, and presented these new shows. Showing the protagonists backstage and in interviews, this intimate chronicle reveals that Shakedown was more than just a strip club. As one of the few spaces for the lesbian subculture, Shakedown brought together and galvanized a queer community of color. Director Weinraub, well-known as the one-time CEO of the high fashion streetwear clothing brand Hood By Air, participated in the scene, shooting 400 hours of footage which she has edited into a swirling, intoxicating mass of raw female pleasure that has been critically hailed as a new form of documentary.
    Shakedown

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Friday, September 21 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  9. Shala

    João Inácio / Shorts / Brasil / 2016 / 11 mins
    SHALA is the story of Pedro, a young boy living in an orphanage in the Amazon who has a hard time being adopted because of several prejudices.
    Plays In:
    The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

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


  10. Shared Moments | SHORTS!

    Break-ups are harder the second time around in TELL ME TWICE; two women find consolation at a mausoleum as they honor their departed partners in FORGET-ME-NOT; lesbian seniors share what true community is like in A GREAT RIDE; and MARGUERITE reveals to her caregiver that they may have something in common. A Dyke Delicious Program.

    In This Program: Forget-me-not, A Great Ride, Marguerite, Tell Me Twice

    Shared Moments | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Friday, September 21 7:15 PM Buy Tickets


  11. She’s Marrying Steve

    Erika Kramer / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 21 mins
    A 20-something woman gets invited to her ex-girlfriend's wedding to a man and decides to go. Despite her disapproval of the wedding, she travels to Connecticut for the weekend where she reunites with old friends and her ex, gaining a new perspective on her past relationship.
    Plays In:
    Win Some, Lose Some | SHORTS!

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


  12. Shoebox

    Pascal Halim / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    Two young men share an unexpected encounter that pushes them out of their comfort zones.
    Plays In:
    Love, Laughs, and Hookup Apps | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 9:15 PM Buy Tickets


  13. The Sh*t! An Opera

    Kevin Rios / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 6 mins
    After taking the biggest sh*t of his life, a 'top-only' diva will do whatever it takes to become a power bottom.
    Plays In:
    Drag, Dick, & Other Four Letter Words | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  14. Sink

    Cloudy Rhodes / Shorts / Australia / 2018 / 7 mins
    When tragedy strikes a young girl in love, she wants to express her grief, but can’t.
    Plays In:
    What’s Cookin’? | SHORTS!

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


  15. Sirene

    Zara Dwinger / Shorts / The Netherlands / 2017 / 26 mins
    A 15-year-old boy notices that he feels different than other boys his age. When he becomes friends with an enchanting girl, he gets tangled up in his confusion even more.
    Plays In:
    The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

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