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OutFilm Festival Connecticut

OutFilm Festival Connecticut

Friday, 01 June 2018 until Saturday, 09 June 2018

Out Film CT is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to presenting outstanding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) cinema throughout the year, culminating in the nine-day Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. Connecticut's longest-running film festival holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBT community unique.


 

2018 films...

After Louie

Anchor and Hope

Close-Knit

Every Act of Life

Ideal Home

Mario

Mr. Gay Syria

My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo)

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Snapshots

The Feels

The Ring Thing


Short films...

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Lesbian Shorts Night

Baby Gravy Dir. Marley Morrison, 2017, UK, 12 min

In a rural pub restaurant on a busy motorway, same-sex couple Brona and Alex await the arrival of a man called Karl, who has the secret sauce they think they need to make their life complete.

Amigas with Benefits Dir. Adelina Anthony, 2017, USA, 10 min

A pair of elderly lesbians nearly have their wedding day ruined by an uninvited guest.

Life After Dir. Ria Tobaccowala, 2017, USA, 13 min

Nisha is a single mother and Indian immigrant who travels to New York City to clear out her daughter Zara’s apartment. She discovers surprising new details about Zara, and with help from her best friend and a stranger, she uncovers the truth about her daughter’s life.

Out Again Dir. Robin Cloud, 2016, USA, 11 min

Cat and Liz visit Cat’s parents to share the news of their recent marriage, but they are filled with fear about telling Cat’s homophobic mother June. June also has Alzheimer’s, so they pretend to be straight for the weekend to avoid upsetting her. Then June sees them kiss.

Pop Rox Dir. Nate Trinrud, 2017, USA, 14 min

Jesse is a creative teenager who is seldom at a loss for words. But how can she confess her love to her best friend? Should she act it out with finger puppets? Write a love letter? Or should she just tell her?

Slack Jaw Dirs. Salskia Kivilo & Emma Portner, 2017, USA, 4 min

This gorgeous dance routine combines powerful, beautiful movements with awe-inspiring vocals by electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso. Performed by lesbian icon and film star Ellen Page and Emma Portner.

Post-Apocalyptic Potluck Dir. Guinevere Turner, 2017, USA, 11 min

Three friends gather for a potluck just as the world falls into apocalyptic ruin. After all, the end of the world doesn’t mean the end of civilized dining!

Mai Dir. Marta González, 2017, Spain, 7 min, in Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles

Carmeta, Mari and Pilar are three elderly ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench on the main street of their village. One day, the arrival of a mysterious pair of girls becomes their main topic of discussion.

Violet and June Dir. Linnea Ritland, 2017, Canada, 6 min

Rescued from the depths of an existential crisis by a butt joke, Violet falls in love with her best friend June. Violet tries to confess her love, but it’s never the right time. June’s boyfriend is there, or June stands her up, or Violet is away for a month animating bug fights. But her feelings keep coming back.

Marguerite Dir. Marianne Farley, 2017, Canada, 19 min, in French with English subtitles

Marguerite is a diabetic woman in her seventies who has been getting daily visits from Rachel, her home health nurse. While her health declines, Marguerite has been gradually emerging from her loneliness as she experiences moments of tenderness and sensuality under Rachel’s care.

Ur dead to me Dir. Yonoko Li, 2017, New Zealand, 10 min

Jordan delivers dead bouquets for a living. There’s one thing she knows for sure: While every relationship is different, they all share one thing in common; they end. One day, an enlightening delivery message teaches her the value of the inevitable cycles of life, death, love and loss.

 

It’s Raining Men! Gay Shorts Night…

Cock N’ Bull 2 Dir. Nathan Adloff, 2017, USA, 15 min

After seeing a couples therapist, Wes and Chris decide to spice up their sex life. That leads to a revolving door of painfully awkward hookup scenarios.

The Jump Off Dir. Jovan James, 2017, USA, 5 min

A gay young man in a passionate down-low relationship struggles for legitimacy with his closeted lover.

Jamie Dir. Christopher Manning, 2016, UK, 10 min

Jamie is clumsily looking for his first relationship. One Sunday, he meets Ben and the two spend the afternoon together.

Juan Gabriel Is Dead Dir. Tavo Ruiz, 2018, Germany/Mexico, 15 min, in Spanish with English subtitles

On the day famous Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies, best friends Beto and Daniel will redefine their friendship. Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl. Maybe this way his feelings toward Beto would be seen as normal.

Something New Dir. TJ Marchbank, 2017, USA, 15 min

After a break up, Jonah struggles to pursue a new relationship with awkward, hilarious and disastrous results.

Zolushka Dir. Wes Hurley, 2014, USA, 8 min

The Cinderella story takes on a totally new look in this hilarious and naughty Tom of Finland-inspired adaptation.

The Shit!: An Opera Dir. Kevin Rios, 2018, USA, 7 min

After experiencing the biggest dump of his life, Frankie is inspired to explore expanding his sexual horizons.

What About Shelley Dir. Kyle Reaume, 2016, Canada, 13 min

Billy and Shelley are best friends, but their friendship is about to be tested. Shelley’s boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy – the only other gay man he knows.

Monogamish Dir. Carlton Daniel, 2017, USA, 15 min

Twenty-five-year-old Cooper Riley is an emerging poet and hopeless romantic who attempts to alter his lifestyle after discovering his boyfriend wants an open relationship.

David, In Brief Dir. Jeffrey Braverman, 2017, USA, 16 min

The story of David and Goliath is one of the oldest narratives of all time. The legend continues to resonate with individuals and cultures around the world, because everyone has the power to overcome impossible situations, even when the odds of failure are high.

Cupid Prefers a Sniper’s Rifle Dir. Inbar Marmelshtein, 2017, Israel, 11 min, in Hebrew with English subtitles

Two hot Israeli hitmen are hired to kill each other, but will they let their work get in the way of budding love?

 

This is Us! Transgender Shorts Night

Mathias Dir. Clara Stern, 2017, Austria, 30 min, in German with English subtitles

Mathias is transgender. Although he is more than sure about this, he still needs to find his way in his new identity, especially at his new job, with new friends, and with his girlfriend.

Calamity Dirs. Séverine De Streyker & Maxime Feyers, 2017, Belgium, 20 min, in French with English subtitles

When France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time, she loses control.

Angela Dirs. Sean Horlor & Steve Adams, 2016, Canada, 12 min

This short documentary explores a week in the life of Angela, also known as Easy Break Oven, a roller derby athlete, transgender rights activist and local role model in Alberta, Canada. As she prepares for the first derby match of the season, she begins to see her teammates and her life in a new light.

Get the Life Dir. Ozzy Villazon, 2016, USA, 12 min

Alex, a transgender teen, has been struggling with a secret. He considers what he is willing to lose in order to live honestly and courageously.

Aarsa Dir. Kawa Hatef, 2016, India, 18 min

Raju is an unnoticed caretaker at a dance studio. His love for the beautiful dancing he sees there ignites his journey of self-identity.

Pre-Drink Dir. Marc-Antoine Lemire, 2017, Canada, 23 min, in French with English subtitles

Trans woman Alexe and gay man Carl have been best friends forever. After spending an evening together chatting and having drinks, their friendship takes a curious turn.

Mrs. McCutcheon Dir. John Sheedy, 2017, Australia, 17 min

Ten-year-old Tim always felt he was born in the wrong body. Now he’s at his third school and once again having trouble settling in and being accepted by his classmates. But a school dance is about to revolutionize it all.


 

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