Shorts: To Be Young, Queer, and Black
Defying barriers and binaries in community, culture, and family, these films dive deeply into the world of self-made spirits cultivating belonging through the truth of artistic expression. Reaching beyond their neighborhood, societal and family expectations, we are invited to witness the gifted journey of young, queer, and Black voices as innovative, bold, and bravely calling in a future of dynamic equity, expression, and wonder rising from grief to personal and collective triumph.
Playing as part of this program:
Saturday, March 7th
Regal LA Live 11
Shéár Avory: To Be Continued
2019 | 24 min | English
Shéár Avory navigates cultivating independence and balancing life responsibilities after foster care as a trans femme while struggling with their mother’s instability in this tender, warm documentary.
2019 | 11 min | English
Deshawn walks toward his love of movement in South Los Angeles by pursuing a spot on the drill team. Facing hatred in living joy, he gathers strength from women in his community to walk to his own beat.
2018 | 7 min | English
When a Sparkle Alert signals that her co-worker and crush needs protection from sexist microaggressions, Super Zee leaps into action to ignite a love story and recenter the force field of equity in her office.
-Ship: A Visual Poem
2019 | 13 min | English
Jeremiah explores the edges of expectations of masculinity through grief, anger and connection in the quiet shelter of boyhood after a family tragedy.
Where My Girls
2019 | 22 min | English
A love letter to the every day work and artistic process of self-made rising talents, three queer women and their community reveal their aspirations and cultural work in New York’s underground hip hop scene.
2019 | 14 min
Junior balances the expectations of working at his father’s father’s funeral home and a night on the town. When grief intrudes into his oldest relationships, he must face the full cycle of life.