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The Lighter Side | SHORTS!

The Lighter Side | SHORTS!

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


Sometimes we just need to have a good laugh, and this program is full of them. Family dynamics take center stage in HEATHER HAS FOUR MOMS and GRACE AND BETTY; finding a good match is the name of the game in BOBBY AND SHEELAGH and UP OR OUT; and partners find ways to make a typical day something special in LEMONADE. The program concludes with another by Dyke Delicious favorite director Lisa Donato, who brings us FOXY TROT. A Dyke Delicious Program.

In This Program

  1. Bobbi and Sheelagh

    Barb Taylor / Shorts / Canada / 2018 / 12 mins
    Bobbi meets a mythological creature whose ancient battle for acceptance helps Bobbi overcome her own fear of being a lesbian. This animated short was created in a traditional method with thousands of hand painted cells and pencil crayon backgrounds. Featuring Canadian actor Nisha Ahuja and Irish actor Mel Bradley.

  2. Foxy Trot

    Lisa Donato / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 15 mins
    A married lesbian couple take ballroom dance lessons in a very heteronormative class.

  3. Grace and Betty

    Zoe Lubeck / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 12 mins
    When Grace decides to come out to her grandmother, she finds something she wasn't expecting.

  4. Heather Has Four Moms

    Jeanette L. Buck / Shorts / UK, US / 2018 / 14 mins
    When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.

  5. Lemonade

    Troy Price / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    Kristin Farrell just can’t seem to ever catch a break. But that all changes when she receives a call from her mom that launches her into a whole new world.

  6. Up or Out

    Natasha Straley / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    Fate pits two anonymous lovers against each other at work.

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The Lighter Side | SHORTS!

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