Body Politic

Thursday, April 11, 5:15 PM

Applied Pressure
Director: Kelly Sears
Experimental, USA, 7 min.

Sequential images sourced from dozens of massage books are activated to reflect on recent public conversation from this past year surrounding bodies, massage, and trauma.

Director: Courtney Hope Therond
Narrative, USA, 9 min.

A film crew for an upcoming feature film pushes the boundaries of consent during a courtesy rehearsal for its female lead.

Director: Kelly Gallagher
Experimental, USA, 7 min.

A found footage personal essay film in which a woman chooses her own pleasure.

Happy Ending
EunJu Ara Choi
Animation, UK, 5 min.

A Korean prostitute is forced to feel pleasure as her job is believed to have to enjoy it regardless of her will.

Noch Am Leben
Director: A.D Lester
Animation, Israel, 9 min.

Eva Nagler lived through the Holocaust but didn’t survive. Her memory is a legacy; passed down to her family that has become a genetic curse.

Body Echo
Director: Ali Aschman
Animation, UK, 3 min.

A woman discovers her own fractured self in the room next door.

First Kiss
Director: Ali Aschman
Animation, South Africa, United Kingdom, 2 min.

A reflection on the complex trauma of being a teenage girl.

Director: Ariel Teal
Experimental, USA, 9 min.

Blow-jobs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and memory are interwoven in attempt to process and find bodily autonomy.

Prisoner of Society

Director: Rati Tsiteladze
Documentary, Georgia, 15 min.

An intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, who has been locked away from the outside world for the past decade.

Goodbye Fantasy
Director: Amber Bemak, Nadia Granados
Experimental, Mexico, 15 min.

Two bodies in relation to one another let go of multiple cinematic universes that they occupy together.

Beside the Water, 1999-2004
Director: Finn Paul
Documentary, USA, 12 min.

A video essay about trans masculine sexual discovery and community formation in the early 2000s.