Deal with the Real: Nonfiction Shorts

This program spotlights six unique works of nonfiction, ranging from traditional documentary to more experimental essays. From celebrations of queer identity to probing the effects of structural oppression, these shorts offer glimpses into the world we live in. In FOUR FRUITBITES we are introduced to four unique queer, trans and genderqueer voices. In BEYOND THE VOID Charles reflects on the videos he took of his partner, dying of AIDS in the 90s. A Chicago drag artist adapts to pandemic life in SILVER LINING. DANCING ON MY OWN presents a love letter to the queer Asian experience. In CAUSE OF DEATH, archival film footage, animation and spoken word poetry are used to meditate on the invisible violence against women. BUTTERFLIES IN BERLIN: DIARY OF A SOUL SPLIT IN TWO uses stunning animation techniques, to tell the story of the first transsexual to undergo male-to-female surgery in Nazi Germany.

Available to stream in the U.S. only.

In this program

Four Fruitbites

Directed by Dave Quantic

An introduction to four unique queer, trans and genderqueer voices as featured in the Fruitbowl Podcast.

Beyond the Void

Directed by Rafaël Beauchamp

November 2001: Charles follows Martin, another victim from the AIDS epidemic of the 90’s, to the end. Twenty…

Silver Lining

Directed by Yanyi Xie

During the COVID19 pandemic, Chicago drag artist Brent Perrotti recreated his stage inside his studio apartment to do…

Dancing on My Own

Directed by Alexandra N Cuerdo

DANCING ON MY OWN is a love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York’s radical…

Cause of Death

Directed by Jyoti Mistry

Women’s bodies are always at risk. An autopsy report describes the physical impact on the body that results…

Butterflies in Berlin: Diary of a Soul Split in Two

Directed by Monica Manganelli

Inspired by real events and using stunning animation techniques, this award-winning art deco-style film tells the story of…

Dates & Times
Landmark Theater

Sat, Sep 25
3:15 pm