Documentary, Drama, Shorts


The Men With The Midas Touch

Men/Gay Mixed Bag Documentaries & Drama Shorts

  • Sat, Aug 12
    • 12:40pm
  • Sun, Aug 13
    • 4:20pm
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And We Rest on Giants (Director: Kevin Anderson)
“And We Rest on Giants” is an exploration into the lives of BIPOC aging and long-term survivors of HIV. As stigma continues to ravish communities of color, this short explores the daily walk of those thriving unapologetically and provides a first-hand account of the HIV journey. Layered with spoken word, these stories ignite the importance of honest discussion.

Bruno (Director: Michael Dean Wilkins)
Bruno, living as a young gay Latino in high school, has just started to discover himself and his sexuality. Now that he has a new boyfriend, he feels he is finally ready to come out to his parents. However, after he tells this to his older sister Lucia, she soon reminds him that coming out to his parents isn’t the best idea. This leads him to question his decision and the expression of his queerness in his own life.

Campfire (Director: Austin Lee Bunn)
A married farmer travels to a gay campground in rural northeast Pennsylvania on a quest to find the man he fell in love with 30 years before—and discovers the past is not done with him yet. A narrative/doc hybrid film that touchingly explores the little-known world of LGBT+ campgrounds in America.

Red Ribbons of Love (Director: Pauley Perrette)
“Red Ribbons of Love” documents the 30-year history of the red AIDS ribbons on the tower of Hollywood United Methodist Church, located two blocks from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1993, when salons, barbershops, schools, and churches were closing their doors to the LGBTQ+ community for fear of “catching” AIDS, this church not only welcomed the community into the church but affixed two large red ribbons of love to the sides of its tower to proclaim that all are welcome. “Red Ribbons of Love” includes interviews with pastors who have served the church during and since 1993 and key laypeople who helped the ribbons become a reality. There are stories of church members who died from AIDS during the early days of the pandemic, the participation in the AIDS Quilt, the funeral of Pedro Zamora, and the continuing hope the ribbons provide to all who live with HIV today.

Remember it’s Christmas (Director: Sam Kite)
Between a lifelong career of playing Santa at private parties and working a second job as a caretaker for a forgetful aging husband, a working-class actor decides to hang up his red suit and make this his final holiday season. On his last day before retirement, a sweet non-binary kid reminds him of the spirit of the holiday.

Toe Tag (A Film By Michael Fisher)
Based on a true story from the life of writer/producer Michael Fisher, a gay man in his 50s discovers a toe tag in the dunes of Fire Island. While searching for its owner, he’s struck by memories of his lover who succumbed to AIDS. Starring Tony-nominated David Pittu (“Halston,” “House of Cards”).



  • Saturday, August 12 |  Cinema Two  |  12:40 PM
  • Sunday, August 13  |  Cinema One  |  4:20 PM