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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Featuring a boy’s first summer fasting for Ramadan, a face-off with a comically seedy insurance agent, and a chance romantic encounter on a late-night train, this fun group of narrative and animated shorts finds joy in the particularities of experience. This program features work from France, the US, and Sweden.
Total running time 69 min
Titles are listed alphabetically rather than in order of play. Films in competition are noted by *.
Blue Fear (Filles Bleues, Peur Blanche)
An ambush awaits Flora when she travels to meet her boyfriend’s mother. Her nightmarish and captivating kidnappers reveal themselves as a surreal band of sexual outlaws – and her boyfriend’s ex-lovers. Flora must escape to quell her own fears of inadequacy.
(Lola Halifa-Legrand, Marie Jacotey, France 2020, 10 min)
Lou and Sam’s relationship is going great, until the night Lou lets the not-so-metaphorical cat out of the bag. Pushed by the enchanted feline to tell the truth, a magical realist break-up commences as Lou claims her queerness.
(Sarah Rattay-Maloney, USA 2020, 11 min)
This is a Bay Area Voices film.
The Night Train*
Oskar rides home on an overnight train, heading back from a job interview in Stockholm. As the evening grows later and cabin lights dim, his eyes lock with someone who shares his desires.
(Jerry Carlsson, Sweden 2020, 15 min)
Summer Fasting (Jeûne d’été)*
It’s a summer day during Ramadan and the days are incredibly hot. Kader, 11, is determined to fast for the first time, but it’s proving harder than he thought. Joined by his non-Muslim best friend, the boys strive to resist hunger, thirst, and boredom.
(Abdenoure Ziane, France 2020, 18 min)
Daisy’s wheelchair ramp is about to be repossessed, but she is not about to let that happen. Refusing to take no for an answer, she confronts the slippery insurance agent who is withholding her claim.
(Sam Guest, Julia Baylis, USA 2020, 14 min)
Closed captioning will be available for this film.