Names, Planes, & James... Dean
Shorts, total 81 min.
Location: Chicago Filmmakers
Young people begin to question their identities and adults explore the intimate complications of theirs. These short films tackle gender identity, fully and sensitively addressing its complexity.
Robin Wilby (USA, 2010, 11 min.)
Thirteen year-old Nick lives with his dad at a small, family owned amusement park. But today, with the arrival of his estranged mother and a rebellious, pink-haired girl named Katie, Nick is in for the ride of his life.
Lucy Asten Elliott (UK, 2011, 7 min.)
Fourteen year-old Alex is having a hard time telling her family that she thinks she may actually be a boy and, in fact, the reincarnation of James Dean. So she shows them.
Black Rose Tango
Richard Kimmel (USA, 2010, 13 min.)
Rose Wood, the Sally Bowles of New York’s underground cabaret scene, tangos with a handsome soldier until he pulls the rug out from under her and she pulls the wig off her head.