Sunday, June 17, 11:00am, Victoria, BAYA17V
Disaster (a personal geography), dir. Laura Green, USA, 2011, 9 min., S330,
America’s Most Unwanted, dir. Shani Heckman, USA, 2012, 21 min., S307,
Love is Not Enough, dir. Bryan Darling, USA, 2011, 12 min., S367,
The Bears of San Francisco, dirs. Mike Agnew, Samantha André, Eunice Lai, Sabrina Tan Fen Yi, USA, 2012, 8 min., S311,
ub2, dir. Dan Goldes, USA, 2011, 5 min., S417,
Off Castro, dirs. Kay O. Anderson, Rudy Lona, Ashmita Nair, USA, 2012, 10 min., S381,
Queers on a Boat, dir. Dara Sklar, USA, 2011, 3 min., S392,
Dyke Central Pilot, dir. Florencia Manovil, USA, 2011, 22 min., S335,
Blood Flow, dir. Jimmy Defebaugh, USA, 2011, 6 min., S314, [not reviewed]
|Laura Green in Disaster|
|America’s Most Unwanted|
America’s Most Unwanted is a story about several foster kids and their struggles with homophobia, violence, and the foster care system itself. Life as a foster child holds enormous challenges, but even moreso for gay foster kids. Unfortunately, America’s Most Unwanted doesn’t engage well with the viewer in seeing the world through these kids’ eyes, giving us a glimpse but only barely scratching the surface. Recommended.
|Love is Not Enough|
|The Bears of San Francisco|
The Bears of San Francisco is a peek into the wild world of bears, gay men who fall outside the stereo-types of drag queens, twinks, and gym-obsessed circuit-partiers. We see the bears in their natural habitat, exploring a variety of interests, even including show tunes. It's a pleasant, if perhaps a bit mundane, perusal of a major gay subculture. Recommended.
Off Castro takes us into the world of a few of San Francisco’s drag queens. It’s an entertaining glimpse, but doesn’t really take us beyond peeking in the window. It’s okay, but not great. Recommended.
|Queers on a Boat|
Queers on a Boat is a parody of the parody song and video “I’m on a Boat” by The Lonely Island with T-Pain. It’s an entertaining three minutes of a bunch of queers lip-synching to save their life jackets. Recommended.
|Dyke Central Pilot|
Blood Flow wasn’t included in the screener for pre-review, but here’s a screen grab from the press kit. Frameline says, “A young man’s emotional attachments are put to the test after discovering his lover’s lifeless body.” [not reviewed]