April Film Festival

Pride Film Festival – April 10, 2018 Lineup – Theme:  LGBT Families 

The monthly PAC film festival is on April 10, and features family themes from around the world.

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Heritage (Ben Mamshich) – Directed by Yuval Aharoni, Israel, 25 min.

Noam, a young gay guy, discovers his father, who just died, had a secret affair with another married man. He Follows and meets that man without telling him who he is. He now holds his father’s secret.

Horror, Sex and Hair Curlers – Directed by Philippe Solange, France, 18 min.

Françoise is spying on her husband Robert, who she suspects of cheating on her. The hairdresser is right to trust her instinct… She spots Robert stepping inside a gay sex club with a young man, as handsome as he is mysterious. Françoise is furious but she has no idea how weird and horrific this day is about to get!

In This Family – Directed by Drama Del Rosario, Philippines, 12 min.

The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country that is imbued with traditional views. These ideals make it difficult for most gay people to come out, and there are many stories of gay Filipino men who have come out to their families, only to be met with disapproval and anger. In This Family is a short documentary that looks at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son. Revisiting raw unreleased audio recordings of fights from inside his own home, documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario shares his experience of being outed as a teenager, dealing with his family’s reaction, and the society’s percipience on homosexuality. His story is one of thousands that needs to be heard and shared.

Iridescence – Directed by Maxime Beaucamp, Canada, 9 min.

“Iridescence” is an experimental visual short film, which exposes how society needs to label a person by their sexuality. In this story, dance and interpretive movement replaces the dialogue, allowing us to use the body to communicate the relationship between the characters and they’re true human emotions. Through stylize lighting and abstract visual, Iridescence tells the story of an emotionally repressed abusive father and his son who struggles to accept himself and his sexuality.

Mom’s the Word – Directed by Joffre Fari Silva, Canada, 4 min.

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.

My Brothers & Me – Directed by Donja R. Love, USA, 20 min.

Late one night, in a Brooklyn apartment, three friends realize just how connected they may be.

Out – Directed by Amanda Alvich, USA, 11 min.

It took Samantha 24 years to come out to her family as gay, but only about two minutes for her parents to completely embarrass her in front of her girlfriend.


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