Identity – Who are we? Are we defined by the labels placed upon us? How do we define our relationships? Join us for a night of films that address these complex issues as the new, monthly Pride Film Festival continues at the Pride Arts Center Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Gender Troubles: The Butches – Directed by Lisa Plourde, USA, 54 min.
This documentary is not about surface issues such as clothing or a butch aesthetic. It is about the dilemma of trying to be true to oneself and the challenge of not fitting in. The women in the film have all had to deal with judgment and rejection because they are obviously gay and unmistakably butch.
Lockjaw – Directed by Chris Birkmeier, USA, 8:24 min.
Cracks in a relationship are exposed when a couple cannot agree on whether or not to have a three way with a Tinder match.
Men Don’t Whisper – Directed by Jordan Firstman, USA, 22 min.
After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton decide the only way to regain their confidence and prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. When they meet fellow conference attendees and pleasure seekers Beth and Dominique, it seems like a perfect match. Unfortunately sealing the deal is easier said than done.
Pearls – Directed by Shelley Thompson, Canada, 9 min.
Don’s mother Miranda realizes her son Donald can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm, in an outfit Miranda provides that includes a much-loved heirloom.
Pigeon-Holed – Directed by Daphne Parkhill, USA, 8 min.
A documentary exploration of the positive and negative effects of labels on