Shorts: Rewrite the Ending

Sat Nov 17, 21:00

Film,Q+A, Hackney House, Free

Lesbians have long suffered terrible fates in the plots of film and TV that just can’t seem to let us have a happy ending. This programme of shorts challenges the common tropes to imagine what could have been, what we are fighting for now, and alternatives to the usual narrative.


Pool | dir. Leandro Goddinho | Brazil | 2016 | 20’00
A stunningly beautiful and emotional story about a woman going to give her grandmother’s last words to the woman she loved in her youth.

Tales From Pussy Willow - Parents Chat | dir. Kate Jessop | UK | 2016 | 2’45
Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.

Gloucester City, My Town | Krissy Mahan | USA | 2012 | 3’57
In typical Fisher Price style, Mahan depicts the continual  encounters of what “being a daughter” means in my working class town, even for a butch lesbian.

I Think We're Alone Now | Anna Dória and Isabela Costa | Brazil | 2017 | 15’22
Beatriz and Cecília are teenagers facing typical problems of finding space and time to be together freely as baby dykes in a conservative setting, so they wish to be in a place free from judgements and violence… and it comes true.

Nina | dir. Olivia Costa | Australia | 2017 | 11’44
The relaxed, drifting story of a young lesbian who is a sex worker with male clients, flirts with a girl she fancies, hangs out with her young neighbours, and is always just making ends meet.

REAL | dir.Cass Dennis | Australia | 2018 | 9’47
This is a film for anyone who ever became strangely obsessed with a TV character before coming out, with all the feels.

The World Can Wait | dir. Deborah Espect | UK | 2017 | 8’00
Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the Executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she finds herself having to fight for her survival.

Heal | dir. Eden Maslavi | Israel | 2018 | 3’33
A charmingly DIY snippet of lesbian relationship drama filled with chocolate, avocado decor, broken hearts and megaphones.


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