Queer Shorts at the 2011 Stella Artois QFest
An alternately humorous and touching collection of queer-themed shorts. Running time of show is 89 min.
Bedfellows (Pierre Stefanos, U.S., 2010 15 min.):
After Bobby meets and spends the night with an attractive stranger, he dreams about what a lifetime relationship with him could be like. The dream traces a 30-year up-and-down journey through life and love, but what will happen when Bobby wakes up to reality in the morning?
Deidre (Cyra Polizzi, U.S., 2010, 5 min.):
Despite Katherine's lack of enthusiasm, her friend drags her to a Mixed Mixer, a queer social event. Things look bleak when she is forced to socialize on her own, but then she notices Deidre.
Gaysharktank.com (Guy Shalem, U.S., 2010, 15 min.):
In early 2010, chatroulette.com, a Web site that allows people to meet strangers via Web cam, became an Internet sensation. "Gaysharktank.com" is about a gay version of the site, recording the interactions of 25 strangers on the hunt for love and lust.
Masala Mama (Michael Kam, Singapore, 2010, 8 min.):
The young son of a poor ragman aspires to draw superheroes but goes about it the wrong way by stealing a comic book from the gentle owner of a small Indian provision ("mama") shop. When fate brings the thief and shop owner together again, they each discover the importance of not judging people by their appearances.
Never Too Late (Wendy Weinberg, U.S., 2010, 8 min.):
This clever short uses archival film and television footage to tell the story of two hotel maids who have lived together in San Francisco for 25 years. When the California courts grant same-sex couples the right to marry, Stella and Rosie decide it's time to tie the knot. But before they can hire a florist, Prop 8 is passed. Must they head east in search of equality?
The Queen (Christina Choe, U.S., 2009, 8 min.):
Bobby, a Korean-American teenage outcast, is working at his parents drycleaners on prom weekend. When the prom queen and her boyfriend stop by with their dress and tuxedo, Bobby has his own prom to remember.
Tech Support (Erik Gernand, U.S., 2009, 9 min.):
A computer-challenged young woman, recently dumped by her girlfriend, gets extra-special attention when her tech-support call is answered by another lonely romantic in this sexy comedic short.
Who Is Candy Bernardino? (Erin Li, U.S., 2011, 9 min.):
A rich Italian grandfather fakes his own death to escape his money-grubbing family, but his plan is foiled by an ill-timed sneeze, prompting him to leave the funeral early and flee in a chase of a lifetime.
Yes Man (Grant Reed, U.S., 2010, 11 min.):
Nathan, a devout Christian and closeted homosexual, is in charge of editing commercials in favor of Proposition 8 for the church where he is employed. When he is told by his coldhearted boss that he will be starring in one of the commercials, Nathan must decide which is more important: being true to himself or keeping his job.
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