Drama, Shorts


Holding Out For a Hero

Men/Gay Drama Shorts - US/Canada

  • Sat, Aug 12
    • 3:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 15
    • 7:20pm
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ba•la (Director: Arti Ishak)
A competitive swimmer must overcome his PTSD following the death of his father and learn how to swim again before the upcoming team trials.

Candice (Director: Tyler Martin and Chelsea Childs)
After the loss of his family, a reclusive young man is left with an RV, a collection of taxidermied animals, and the deep desire to find connection and purpose.

Come Clean (Director: Sal Bardo)
A young gay man struggling with OCD white knuckles his way through a Grindr hookup and makes a mess of things.

Lonely Country (Director: James Perry)
In 1950’s rural Ontario, Eugene, a closeted gay man, comes across Jack, a handsome young hitchhiker. When Eugene offers Jack a place to spend the night, he is forced to question just how much of his true self he is willing to reveal.

Reunion Dinner (Director: Zheng Ren)
Richard and his American girlfriend attend a family gathering centered around the Lunar New Year. Tensions rise when Richard’s mother delves beneath the surface to reveal the true nature of Richard’s relationship and his life away from home. Richard must now make a choice that will affect both the family dynamic and his own personal integrity.

Safe Word (Director: Christopher Cunetto)
Cesar, an emotionally stunted masochist, must confront his self-loathing after his Dom, Bear, reinterprets the rules of their game. They arrive at a paradigm-shifting result neither one of them expects. “Safe Word” asks: How comfortable are we at choosing our own pain? And what happens when we examine it?

Thirty-Nine in the Desert (Director: Vance Stringer)
On the eve of his 39th birthday, a New York ad exec meets a local Palm Springs go-go boy, forcing him to examine his own life.



  • Saturday, August 12 |  Fletcher Hall  |  3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 15  |  Cinema Two  |  7:20 PM