SUNDAY, NOV 5, 5:45pm
Q SHORTS PROGRAM IS KINDLY SPONSORED BY
LAKE PERRIGUEY. SUPPORTING SPONSOR, WILLIAM JOHNSON.
2023 | 16mins
Director: Zeppelin Zeerip
Independent Film Festival, Boston - Special Jury Prize
APAYAUQ chronicles Inupiaq trans woman Apayauq Reitan's trailblazing journey in the Iditarod, a grueling 1,000-mile Alaskan sled dog race. As she faces the wilderness's challenges, the film interweaves her personal battles with societal prejudices, highlighting resilience,
self-acceptance, and the profound bond with her sled dogs against Alaska's unforgiving backdrop.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST PREMIERE
2023 | 22 mins
Writer & Director: Yony Leyser
This documentary delves into the captivating world of the drag wrestling troupe, Chokehole, as they electrify Germany with their performance. Through intimate narratives, the cast confronts challenges of racism, queer identity, and America's stifling artistic climate, challenging gender norms along the way.
2023 | 14mins
Director: Twiggy Pucci Garçon
Provincetown International Film Festival - Jury Award Best Documentary Short
Blackstar Film Festival- Shine Award
MnM is an exuberant portrait of chosen sisters Mermaid and Milan, two emerging runway divas in the drag ballroom community. Celebrating their joy, siblinghood, and unapologetic personas, the film explores the power and beauty of being nonbinary in a community that prizes gender ‘realness.’
* Image courtesy of Multitude Films
* Content warning: vulgar language
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
2023 | 2 mins
Director: Charlie Parchment
This film provides a candid portrayal of the challenges faced by queer people of color growing up in Britain’s rural landscapes. It offers a glimpse into navigating queer
relationships in locales that, due to their remote nature, often lack a sense of access and
WEST COAST PREMIERE
2022 | 17mins
Director: Sarah Myland
Q&A with award-winning British figurative painter Sadie Lee to follow screening.
Two renowned UK talents, Sadie Lee, a lesbian portrait artist, and Libro Levi Bridgeman, a non-binary author, share the same birthday. Their paths cross when they decide to work together on a portrait of Libro, delving into their personal histories from the 1980s onward. This captivating documentary traces their unique bond and the outcome of their artistic endeavor. The portrait stands as an unprecedented piece in art. Significant for LGBTQ+ advocacy it offers an unparalleled perspective into a facet of queer identity seldom seen before.