Opening night presents 9 diverse shorts. Guin Turner (Go Fish, The 'L' Word) directs and stars in Hummer (2004), a romantic comedy that has nothing to do with behemoth SUVs. Barefeet (Sonali Gulati, 2004) and A Journey Home (Monica Enriquez, 2003) offer contrasting reflections on South Asian and Latina identities and communities. In EX (Julie Kalceff & Andrew Soo, Australia, 2003), Rachel's imagination spins out of control when her girlfriend gets a call from her ex. Little Black Boot (Colette Burson, 2003) presents an inspiring twist on the Cinderella story, when tomboy Cindy's fairy godbrother sends her to the prom in style.
Pam Walton's intimate documentary Liberty: 3 Stories About Life and Death (2003) introduces us to an extended family of lifelong friends. The women in LIBERTY have been together for over 30 years. Now they face loss and death together with courage, humor and love. "Love transfers so authentically through the lens that it's made palpable--Walton-s film celebrates the beauty of life's moment; the lifetime that occurs in a breath" (The Point, San Jose's Gay Newspaper). Preceded by Fly, Cherry (Jessica Sharzer, 2002), the story of a young girl determined to find her wings and escape. Program co-sponsored by Wingspan's LBT Breast Cancer Health Project.
Benefit for the Monique Wittig Scholarship Endowment. / $10
Set in Paris, The Girl is a spare, gorgeously realized modern film noir. The story follows the spiraling affair between a beautiful painter and a nightclub singer. While their passion for each other is consuming, a relationship from the past threatens to tear them apart. Directed by Sande Zeig and based on noted French writer Monique Wittig's novella of the same name. This special screening benefits the Monique Wittig Scholarship Endowment, and includes a reception with music.