CROSSROADS: INTERSECTIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM
This collection of narrative and documentary shorts invites you to traverse an emotional landscape to the U.S, Pakistan, Spain, Germany and Mexico. This program is both heart-warming and heart-breaking as we explore queer identities that intersect with age, ability, race, and class.
The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi d. Michelle Fiordaliso /16:44/USA/Pakistan/2017
When Fawzia Mirza, an American actress meets Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and founder of a progressive cafe (T2F) in Karachi, Mirza’s life purpose gets clarified.
Intersection d. Angela Tucker/9:32/USA/2017
A road trip forces a young woman and her two besties to examine their identities and place in the American South.
BobyAnna d. Jackson Kroopf/19:33/USA/2017
A contemporary interracial love story between two young women gets interrupted when street singer Bobby loses her home. BobbyAnna contrasts the thrill of falling in love with the pitfalls of unexpected homelessness. Combining narrative and documentary techniques, the film is a lyrical exploration of race, privilege, and music.
The Other Side d. R.A. Flores/14:51/Mexico/2017
Felipe and Claudio form a very particular relationship, somehow destiny pulls them apart taking Claudio to the United Sates, now Felipe must embark on a journey where he will risk everything in his pursuit of happiness, so he can finally meet Claudio at the other side of the border.
Mai d. Marta Gonzalez/7:16/Spain/2017
The mysterious arrival of a pair of girls turns into the main topic for three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench in their village.
Y d. Gina Wenzel/23:00/Germany/2017
Laura is a self-confident young woman who one night meets Safi, who has fled her homeland. Their encounter gives Laura a possible new outlook on life.
Sign d. Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Adam Wachter /14:56/USA/2016
Sign is a short film that, through vignettes, music, and sign language, uniquely tells the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.
113 minutes approximate
Community Sponsor: Queen’s University Department of Gender Studies