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Hooking Up Shorts

Gay | Queer | Shorts | UNCLASSIFIED 18+ | 95 MINS |

Synopsis

Getting on and getting off, this collection of shorts explore the way we connect and turn each other on. These six films take you ringside into an awkward and hilarious hook up between a millennial and a man old enough to be his father, a shy young man exploring online dating for the first time, the unexpected erotic charge of grief and a casual hook-up that just might have some legs.

 

Selected Shorts

Call Your Father Dir: Jordan Firstman 2016, USA, 20 mins

On Josh and Greg’s first date, they quickly realize that the generational divide between them is the least of their worries.

 

Herculanum Dir: Arthur Cahn, 2016, France, 21 mins

Three meetings. Two men. A rumbling volcano.

French with English subtitles

 

Jamie Dir: Christopher Manning, 2016, UK, 9 mins

Jamie, a shy and quiet loner, spends the afternoon with Ben after meeting him on a dating app. As they chat, Jamie finds himself opening up and letting loose his hopes and fears in an unexpected awakening.

 

Just Past Noon on a Tuesday Dir: Travis Mathews 2018, Brazil, 22 mins

Two strangers visit the penthouse of a recently deceased lover, only to find themselves learning more about each other.

Portuguese with English subtitles

 

Thirst Dir: Eoin Maher, 2017, UK, 8 mins

Drew leaves another disappointing gay hook up and wonders why he feels so alone. This revealing monologue delves deep into the mind of a lonely gay man. His desires, his insecurities and his wavering belief he’ll find love.

 

TommyTeen18 Dir: Vincent Fitz-Jim, 2017, Netherlands, 16 mins

Longing to experience a sexual encounter with a man, 15-year-old Tommy discovers a popular gay dating app that might offer the only solution. But in the difficult grey area between childhood and maturity everything strains.

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