Searching for Solidarity – 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 PM

Squid Season
Directors: Ariel Mahler, Grace Hanna, Animation, USA, 5 min
Squid Season is a fantastical coming-of-age story about a young trans teen who discovers a hidden world under the sea,

Little Sky
Director: Jess X. Snow, Narrative, USA, 14 min
Drag sensation, Sky, returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father about the childhood memories that used to haunt them.

Director: Brian Zahm, Documentary, USA, 11 min
A closeted man from a religious family, tries to deny his truth and live a straight life.

A Space For Us
Directors: Seed Meyer Minkin, Emory Rose Harger, Documentary, USA, 19 min
A Queer and Trans Youth + Allies (QTYA) summer camp provides life-affirming community and self-discovery in nature. Through participatory filmmaking, the youth capture a glimpse of the joy and vibrancy of being their full, magical queer and trans selves in the outdoors.

The Garden of Fauns
Director: Pol Merchan, Documentary, Spain, 24 min
The colorful and transgressive universe of the artist Nazario Luque, a leading figure of the Spanish underground comics movement of the 1970s. A hypnotic journey into the transvestite counterculture of Barcelona, between past and present, an artist’s life and its archive, an ode to life, love, desire, and loss.

Bitter September
Director: Sophia Farantatou, Documentary, Greece, 26 min
After the assassination of the Greek-American LGBTQ activist, Zak Kostopoulos, his childhood friend Sophia Farantatou, returns to Greece and finds herself stuck in a dead end. The video of the assassination shot from a passer by, plays on replay in all the national TV channels. Between the media storytelling and her own archive footage from her friend, Sophia has no choice but to isolate and reflect on the meaning of memory. Only time can give her the space to grief and face the absence of her friend.