Friday, February 7th 7:00pm The Screening Room Cinema 1
Laugh Out Loud Shorts
Short film and video has always served comedy well. This mix of film and video made over the past 15 years highlights both film and video works, high and no-budget, and looks at a diverse number of topics like dating, religion, sexual and gender confusion to more incredible scenarios. Some of Canada’s most talented indie filmmakers will be attending and packing HUGE funny BONES including Thirza Cuthand, Sarah Rotella, and Thirza Cuthand.
A catholic convent schoolgirl remembers her first gay crush.
An animated documentary web-series about the successes, failures, and incredible confusion trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person.
Lesbians explain what will happen if you don’t support gay marriage.
After being deported to his native Canada, once-famous comedian Bob London attempts a Hollywood comeback by sneaking across the Mexico-US border.
My Lesbian Friends Sara Rotella & Adrianna DiLonardo Canada 3:28 min. 2012
A little girl tries to attract lesbians into her backyard, but soon it becomes infested and her mother must call an exterminator.
The story of two men and their epic quest for a grown up bed.
Georgette, the resident fag hag, hatches a plan to get rid of a rival, but the outcome is not what she had anticipated…
Leo’s dreams of being an international superstar are hard-fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska.
A Julie Andrews mash-up of The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, Ultimate SUB Ultimate DOM pits Andrews against herself to satirize homophobic theories of homosexual narcissism, which dismisses same sex attraction as a treatable narcissistic disorder. The resulting SM scene confirms just how ludicrous these theories are without safe words, whips, chains, or leather gear: you will never look at Julie Andrews the same way again.
Did you have a crush on Anne Murray when you were a little girl? Did you dance around your house with your dress tucked into your pantyhose singing her greatest hits? And what about Anne of Green Gables? Did you ever try her, ‘get-the-girl-drunk’ move? How’d that work out for you? These questions and oh so much more are autobiographically answered by performance artist, Dayna McLeod in this mash-up that mixes Anne Murray’s, You Needed Me with the made-for-television Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables.
A mashup that forces Dr. House, as performed by Hugh Laurie, to “sing” Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U as interpreted by Sinéad O’Connor.
A Catholic school girl with some serious issues talks about her BFF Janice. (actual image from film not available. We just liked this one with apologies to Raquel Welch)
Through the use of animation, Anderson responds to a particular piece of “fan mail”.
By using clips of evil queens/witches this video plays off the sadomasochistic lesboerotic subtexts commonly found in children’s entertainment. A helpless maiden is tiring of her consensual s/m relationship with her lover, and “evil” queen. She wants to break up. An impassioned monologue in a dungeon with our heroine in wrist cuffs quickly becomes an emotionally messy ending in flames. This video was inspired by the artist’s own childhood “kiddie porn”, Disney movies which turned her on to no end and kicked off many a prepubescent masturbation session.
In this ode to Kung Fu action movies, Jonny Pimp & Honey Ho are summoned by the “Gaysian Division” of The Queer Secret Service in Hong Kong. They must learn the ancient art of Chi Gong in order to track down “The Dragon Fairy”, a racist, transphobic ex-agent intent on wiping out the entire Queer Secret Service.
(Total Running Length for LAUGH OUT LOUD 108min)