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Love, Laughs, and Hookup Apps | SHORTS!

90 mins

Love, Laughs, and Hookup Apps | SHORTS!

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

Description

Love and laughter take center stage in this heartwarming (and rib tickling!) program of shorts. Two young men share an unexpected encounter in SHOEBOX; a twenty-something looks for love on all the wrong apps in FEMME; and in BETWEEN HERE & NOW, two men form a fragile friendship after a one-night stand in Copenhagen brings them together. SISAK details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, but which cannot be fully realized; A heartbroken pushover turns to a mysterious magic orb for all the answers in MAGIC H8 BALL; and platonic soulmates Braden and Sam tackle boy problems, crazy bosses, Grindr, drugs and many, many accidents in the first episode of the web series BESTIES. 

In This Program


  1. Sisak

    Faraz Arif Ansari / Shorts / India / 2017 / 16 mins
    Set in the fast-paced environs of the typically bustling Mumbai local train system, this short details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys.

  2. Besties

    Tom Gelo / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 12 mins
    The first episode in a new web series that discusses everything from gay stereotypes, being a gay actor, PreP, poppers and Grindr to the importance of having a platonic soulmate to help get you through the day.

  3. Between Here and Now

    Jannik Splidsboel / Shorts / Denmark / 2018 / 22 mins
    Tony, an Italian man on holiday, meets Oscar in a Copenhagen bar. What seems like a one-night stand becomes more complicated and the two men form a fragile friendship based on mutual loneliness.

  4. Femme

    Alden Peters / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 18 mins
    Carson, a gay twenty-something looking for love on all the wrong apps, gets rejected by an online hookup for being too 'femme'.

  5. Magic H8 Ball

    Dan Hass / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 15 mins
    Burned by a cheating boyfriend (and some mild chlamydia), a heartbroken pushover turns to a mysterious Magic 8 Ball for the answers. But as he starts giving into his impulses, he risks his hurt turning into hate—and losing all control.

  6. Shoebox

    Pascal Halim / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    Two young men share an unexpected encounter that pushes them out of their comfort zones.


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Love, Laughs, and Hookup Apps | SHORTS!

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