Expression of romantic feelings and gender identity often begins very young and LGBTIQ people learn quickly that theirs are unusual. How our families respond affects us profoundly. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.
12 short films, 93 minutes running time, BBFC classification 15
Happy Valentines Day- dir. Judy Febles (USA) 2mins 2017
A 10 year old girl is making a Valentines Day card for her crush, her mother wants to know for who, so she snatches it from her daughter to discover it's not what she thinks.
Uniform- dir. Ellie Foumbi (USA) 11mins 2017
Parents are at odds with what to do when their 6-year old son is sent home from school for wearing a dress.
Marcus- dir. Rowan Quinn (Australia) 13mins 2017
The day after their elder brother Marcus comes out as transgender, Bonnie and Benny, a pair of curious twins set out – to the great dismay of everyone around them – to learn more, armed only with a camera, stubborn dedication, and a touch of ignorance.
Different- dir. Ben Lemaire (France) 2mins 2017
I came out as a transgender to my parents months ago.
Before talking to them I was hopeful. I was terrified, but I was hopeful. Too much hopeful.
Half-Laughing- dir. Michelle Ehlen (USA) 12mins 2003
A lesbian with a buzz cut returns home for a family funeral and must deal with her homophobic mother.
The Real Thing- dir. Brandon Kelley (USA) 7mins 2017
A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.
The 3rd Try- dir. Alfonso M. Rodriguez (USA) 5mins 2017
An emotionally unstable lesbian couple tries to find solace after experiencing a traumatic loss.
Mom's The Word- dir. Joffre Faria Silva (Canada) 4mins 2017
A mother and her son have a unique relationship. The mother tries really hard to be up to date with her son’s sexuality, even though the son, at times, cringes at how at ease his mother is with his homosexuality.
Spaghetti Romance- dir Carrie Finklea (USA/Italy) 11mins 2017
Set in Sicily, Abby meets her girlfriend’s conservative mother for the first time. When the encounter goes awry, she decides to take matters into her own hands --Italian style.
Encuentro- dir Florencia Manóvil (USA) 16mins 2017
Claudia's night out with friends is disrupted by an encounter with the captivating Isabel.
Tales From Pussy Willow - Parents Chat- dir Kate Jessop (UK) 3mins 2016
Down in Pussy Willow a challenging conversation is happening between two generations. Tales From Pussy Willow is a satirical animated comedy web series set in the fictional town Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes. Using real actors within animated worlds it is a portray of contemporary Britain.
Children Alike- dir Julia Boström (Sweden) 5mins 2017
Johannes introduces his new girlfriend Wilma to his sister Hanna. However, Wilma and Hanna are everything but strangers.
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Running Time: 90 mins