Shorts: Queer, Far, Wherever You Are

Sunday 20 November – 4pm

Hackney Showroom – Free

With distances overcome, losses pondered and one or two cravings satisfied, this collection of poignant shorts explores intimacies across time and space.

Dir Reetta Elviira H / Finland 2016 / 2’23min
Tiny queer pairings spring from the tears of an aquatic plant, but when two are accidentally separated they must battle land and water to be reunited.

Eduardo Barreto / UK 2016 / 11’44min
With longing glances over cream-filled pastry, this short filmed on Columbia Road is a feast for the eyes. Read: The Great British Lez Off.

Dir Niels Bourgonje / Netherlands 2016 /11’30min
A young man reconnects with an ex in need of support during an HIV test, hoping to rekindle a lost flame.

Persistence of Memory
Dir Natalie Tsui / US 2016 / 15’48min
Strange and poignant vision of intimacy, technology and artifice set in a minimalist future scape.

Juan Beiro / Spain 2015 / 10’00min
When your lover’s last words to you are ‘this dog looks like a meatball’, it brings a fresh perspective on death, loss, and the endearing silliness of everyday intimacies.

Dir Javier Ferreiro / Cuba 2016 / 17’47min
Cuban gay porn actor Alfa returns to the set where he filmed with lost lover Yerry, causing him to reflect on the past.

Moon Song
Mafer López / Mexico 2016 / 03’05min
Two lonely souls overcome distances astronomical to find love.