Previously at the ICA - Films

Short Film Special: Orientations

28 Oct 2009

Queer shorts, from fantasy horror to period romance, by film-makers the world over, selected from the Boys on Film 3: American Boy and Here Come the Girls compilations.

Running order

Portraying femininity from ancient mythology and popular cinematic culture, Fem subverts images of empowered women to experimental and lyrical effect, with a butch narration from Peggy Shaw of UK Lesbian Feminist Theatre Company Split Britches. Dir Inge ‘Campbell’ Blackman, UK.

Wicked Desire
The Crabb family in Texas are thrown a curve-ball when they discover that daughter Jessica is moonlighting under a secret identity at school. Through the eyes of younger sister Bee, we witness the attempts of the family to make Jessica ‘normal’. Dir Angela Cheng, USA.

Dish :)
Emo kids Israel and Louie walk around their East Los Angeles neighborhood dishing and 'sexting' about their high school classmates. After listening to Louie boast about his sexual escapades, Israel decides he has some catching up to do. Dir Brian Krinsky, USA 2009, 15mins.

Bugcrush is the story of Ben, a small-town high school loner, whose fascination with Grant, a dangerously seductive new kid, leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined. Dir Carter Smith, 34mins.

Dani and Alice
Dani and Alice are coming to the end of a tumultuous relationship. As they prepare to leave their favourite girl bar, the ramifications of Alice's actions earlier in the night are brought up in a heated conversation behind the wheel of Dani’s car, with tragic end results. Dir Roberta Munroe, USA, 11mins.

Congratulations Daisy Graham
Seventy-year-old Daisy Graham is having a hard day. No one in her small town wants to let her forget about the big ceremony tomorrow, a ceremony at the local high school in her honour. But Daisy has more important things to think about than some ceremony - she's dug out her rifle, now all she needs is a box of bullets. Dir Cassandra Nicolaou, Canada, 15mins.

Private Life
Ruth Ackroyd leaves the monotony of her work at her father's textile mill on a Friday evening and secretly takes the train to Manchester. There, she meets a man on the platform, but all is not what it seems. Dir Abbe Robinson, UK, 16mins.

Running order 90mins in total.


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