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Documentary | Gay | Lesbian | Queer | Shorts | UNCLASSIFIED 18+ | 85 MINS |


Six slices of queer life that will surprise, enlighten and move you. These revealing true tales explore a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union with his awesome mail order bride mum, a remarkable interracial and intergenerational love story set amongst America’s civil rights movement, the art and craft of a third generation boot maker, the sleight of hand of a transgender magician and the creative and romantic life of two Australian street artists.


Selected Shorts

Bayard and Me Dir: Matt Wolf, 2017, USA, 17 mins

Civil rights activist Bayard Rustin adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and a time when gay marriage was inconceivable.


The Streets are ours: Two lives Cross in Karachi Dir: Michelle Fiordaliso, 2017, USA, 16 mins

When Fawzia Mirza, an American actress meets Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and founder of a progressive cafe (T2F) in Karachi, Mirza’s life changes forever.


Little Potato Dir: Wes Hurley, Nathan M. Miller, 2017, USA, 14 mins

An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail order-bride mom, and their adventurous escape to America.


Fay Presto, Queen of the close up Dir: Hanna Aqvilin, 2017, UK, 17 mins

A portrait of the legendary Fay Presto; the UK’s most in-demand close-up and cabaret magician who would rather die on stage than quit performing.


Two Minds Are Better Than One Dir: Felix Guerra, 2017, Australia, 10 mins

Wayne McMillan and Mark Gage are two Melbourne pavement artists who have a unique relationship and collaboration that allows them to flawlessly combine their ideas to create fantastic original art works.


Bootwmn Dir: Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams, 2015, USA, 11 mins

A heart-warming, intimate and at times funny portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.


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