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Shorts: Assisted Conception

Sun Nov 18, 17:00

Film,Q+A, Hackney House, Free

When you’re unsure of your identity, moments of connection with those special around us can show us all we can be. All of these coming of age themed shorts are based on a relationship that can lead to profound actualisation or a diminishing of self.

Please note: this programme contains gender dysmorphia and brief use of homophobic language

DOROTHY | dir. Kevin Hartford | Canada | 2018 | 6”40
“Hey, I just wanted to let you know, I’m gay.” “Sorry, yay?” “Gay.” “Oh!” Best friends practice and pastiche coming out for his remaining conservative friends.

POOF | dir. Dean Anderson| UK | 2018 | 16”30
A simple story about boy meets boy at a party. Aaron is stuck in an apprenticeship with his Dad in a Yorkshire town, when a kiss begins an opportunity for change.

SIRENE | dir. Zara Dwinger | Netherlands | 2017 | 26”
Kay meets Melody and finds their dormant emotions exposed and nurtured into something beautiful.

RUN(A)WAY ARAB | dir. Amrou Al-Kadhi | UK | 2017 | 11”12
A drag queen′s memories run back and forth over the bonds built and broken with his mother experimenting with makeup.

SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX | dir. Reinout Hellenthal | Netherlands | 2017 | 18”
This beautiful film unfolds for the audience, ending with a gut punch of emotion. The news of Alex’s closest ally moving away sends him spiralling into crisis.

This event is supported by Hackney Council through its Hackney Pride 365 initiative


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