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No Time Like The Present | SHORTS!

No Time Like The Present | SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Sunday, September 23 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

Time is of the essence in this collection of short documentaries centered on the real lives of transgender people in America. In BURTON BEFORE AND AFTER, a trans man and his friend dive into a cache of home video footage from the early stages of his transition 15 years prior. One woman creates a visual letter to her transgender fiancé’s only living grandparent in GRANDMOTHER AND ME. FIGHTING TWO WARS: THE STORY OF THALIA JANE AINSLEY tells the story of a Vietnam war vet who transitioned later in life. Trans teens Dakota Nieves and Indiana Baker explore their experiences growing up trans in New York City in T(HE)Y. In HOME MADE, two tattoo artists share their experiences as trans and queer men in the tattoo industry. One twin documents the journey of his brother’s struggle with mental illness, drug addiction, and gender transition over the course of one tumultuous year in MY BROTHER BLAKE; and a couple from Tennessee share their insights surrounding love, gender, and pet snakes in GRAHAM AND ZEKE.

In This Program


  1. Burton Before and After

    Courtney Hermann / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    Fifteen years after Burton began his gender-affirming transition, his longtime friend Courtney calls him up with news that she has uncovered a cache of home video footage from that time period.

  2. Fighting Two Wars: The Story of Thalia Jane Ainsley

    Aaron curtis / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 8 mins
    FIGHTING TWO WARS: THE STORY OF THALIA JANE AINSLEY is about a Vietnam war veteran who transitioned later in life.

  3. Graham and Zeke

    Cheryl Monique / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 8 mins
    A transgender couple from Smyrna, Tennessee, shares their insights surrounding life, love, and pet snakes.

  4. Grandmother and Me

    Kat Cole / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 7 mins
    For transman Del, visiting his 100-year old grandmother is an exercise in subterfuge, as she does not know that he has transitioned. Out of love for her, Del pretends to be a woman each time he visits his grandmother, and his fiancé captures him as he prepares to see her once again.

  5. Home Made

    Diana Khong / Shorts / Canada / 2017 / 10 mins
    Home Made is an intimate, contemplative portrait of two queer tattoo artists navigating an industry traditionally dominated by white, straight, cisgender males. The film weaves together the parallel narratives of Jasmine, a shop owner in Philadelphia, and sally, a stick-and-poke artist in Brooklyn, through their trials and triumphs.

  6. My Brother Blake

    Joseph Ressler / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 20 mins
    One twin documents the journey of his trans brother Blake's struggle with mental illness, drug addiction, and gender transition over the course of one tumultuous year.

  7. T(HE)Y

    Caroline Callender and Silver Liftin / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 11 mins
    Dakota Nieves and Indiana Baker explore their experiences growing up as transgender high school students in New York City.


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No Time Like The Present | SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Sunday, September 23 7:00 PM Buy Tickets