Love Across Many Lands

From a small town in Australia to a military base in Israel to Russia during the Cold War, this international program of lesbian stories evokes the poignancy of isolation and longing as well as the heroism of women in both their daily lives and in extraordinary times. A young lesbian risks her own safety when she steps in to protect her wayward teenage sister in CHERRY SEASON; a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded on the Russian side of the Bering Strait during the dawn of the Cold War in TOMORROW ISLAND; and an Israeli military officer has to decide whether or not the love letter left in her locker is sincere or mocking her in THE LOVE LETTER. A mother feels isolated in her home with her three-year old while her partner enjoys her freedom in TWO MUMS AND A GIRAFFE; a young Muslim woman returns to her deceased mother’s home to find evidence that her mother knew her secret in HOME GIRL; and a young woman returns to her former home to pick up her last few items after a break up in AFTER YOU LEFT.

In this program


Tomorrow Island

Directed by Gwenn Joyaux

In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her…

After You Left

Directed by April Maxey

Andrea, unable to move on from her past relationship, must meet up with her ex-girlfriend, Alex, to get…

Home Girl

Directed by Poonam Brah

Roya is a British Muslim woman whose mother has just died. After the funeral Roya returns to her…

Cherry Season

Directed by Joshua Longhurst

Summer has arrived in Shantelle’s small country hometown. Between stacking the shelves with cherries and scrolling through women…

The Love Letter

Directed by Atara Frish

When Israeli military officer Noa finds a special love letter in her locker, she struggles to reconcile her…

Two Mums and a Giraffe

Directed by Rachel Tillotson

Marcie is a performance artist known for her daring and provocative stage shows. Dawn is an ex-model turned…

Dates & Times
Past
Chicago Filmmakers

Sat Sep 28
7:00 pm