DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM
Dir. Various I 2015/2016 I Australia, Canada & U.S.A. I 109 min.
Screening #1: Thursday, September 8 at 9:15 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Special Guests will be in attendance.
Synopsis: Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but these will capture your heart, whether if you’re a bear going in for a haircut, a filmmaker haunted by the film “Jaws”, a country singer recording the first gay Country album, watching a bootmaker’s craft her art, or the wild times of Joshua Grannell, better known as “Peaches Christ” these nine films, will surely give you something to talk about.
ALZHEIMER’S: A LOVE STORY
Dir. Gabe Schimmel, Monica Petruzzelli, Amanda Le and Riani Singgih I 2015 I U.S.A. I 16 min. I Texas Premiere
Greg and Michael have been together 44 years. One now has Alzheimer’s and the other is heartbroken but still hopelessly devoted to caring for his partner. A powerful demonstration of humanity and the boundless love to which we all aspire.
BEAR IN A BARBER SHOP
Dir. Albert Koomen I 2016 I Australia I 4 min. I World Premiere
A man from the bear community gets a haircut and beard trip from his local barber, narrating his feelings of being a hyper-masculine in the gay community.
Dir. Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams I 2015 I Canada/UK/US I 11 min. I Texas Premiere
When bootmaker, Deana McGuffin is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Franciscan tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas.
CECIL & CARL
Dir. Elvis León & Gaston Yvorra I 2015 I U.S.A. I 14 min. I Texas Premiere
Cecil, an 84 year old man, attempts to petition for guardianship of his partner Carl, who has dementia. A heartbreaking look at the bonds of love over 40 years and how they can be dismissed by an uncaring healthcare system.
A DOLL’S EYE
Dir. Jonathan Wysocki I 2016 I U.S.A. I 12 min. I Southwest Premiere
A filmmaker explains his lifelong obsession with Jaws. Ultimately, he sees it as a parallel to his being gay and the shame he felt around it as a young boy. Realistic retro scenes make this a treat for the film enthusiast.
Dir. Badger Antoniou I 2015 I U.S.A. I 3 min. I Texas Premiere
Two queer kids scour the streets of Boston in search of the answer to an unanswerable question.
Dir. Eric Rockey I 2015 I U.S.A. I 15 min. I Texas Premiere
BJ, a young boy, appears to be transgendered is being raised by his butch lesbian great aunt who is stymied by his desired for pink, dresses, performance and wigs. She tries her best to be supportive while being wary of others’ judgment and a bit of her own.
THESE COCKSUCKING TEARS
Dir. Dan Taberski I 2015 I U.S.A. I 16 min.
The man behind the first gay country album made in the early 1970’s, still performs. This documentary is about how it came about and his life before, during and after.
A WIG & A PRAYER: THE PEACHES CHRIST STORY
Dir. Jeff Schlags I 2015 I U.S.A. I 18 min. I Southwest Premiere
A Wig and a Prayer takes us into the mind and world of Peaches Christ, a.k.a. Joshua Grannell, who has taken drag shows beyond just mere performance: her weekly Midnight Mass pre-movie events have become an immersive audience experience combining song, dance, and joyful debauchery.