PAISADirected by Dorian Wood, Graham Kolbeins
Cast: Jovan Salagan, Ezak Perez, Cielo Oscuro, Féi Hernandez, Anthony Taco Guillen, EthicalPunk, Daniel Batalla, Drew Arriola-Sands, Sergio Álvarez, Dorian Wood, Ruben Rodrigues, Manuel Rodrigues
An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality.
Graham Kolbeins is a filmmaker, writer, and designer living in Los Angeles. He’s the director of the short film The House of Gay Art and the documentary Rad Queers, which focuses on artists and activists from across the LGBTQ spectrum; both played at film festivals, including Outfest and Frameline. He is also the director of Queer Japan, a feature documentary about sexuality and gender identity in Japan. Dorian Wood is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. Using subject matter informed by their own perspective as a non-binary person of color and an autodidact, their work has been showcased in concert halls and performance spaces around the world, including at The Broad, LACMA, The Stone (NYC), and the City Hall of Madrid.
Love, sex, desire, religion, and how these things construct or deconstruct us are themes that run through this year’s showcase.