PATRON SAINTDirected by Georden West
Cast: Desean Taber, Jazzy Roulhac, Lia Bass, Munroe Lilly, Yaa
The ecstasy of a queer saint brings her to the gates of heaven.
Georden West is a media artist whose work explores historic authenticity and queer hagiography and reimagines historical characters in the context of modernity. They build visual experiences reflective of the subculture, history, and daily lives of queer people, building media experiences that resist universalization and commodification through magical realism. West holds a BA and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from Hollins University and was the recipient of the Annie Terrill Bushnell and the Nicole Kohn Film Awards along with being a Batten Scholar. West was an Emerson Fellow and received their MFA from Emerson College in December 2018. They are serving as an LEF Fellow at the Flaherty Seminar this summer. West’s work has been exhibited worldwide; they were nominated in categories including Best Director and Best Cinematographer at the International Fashion Film Awards in 2018.
Love, sex, desire, religion, and how these things construct or deconstruct us are themes that run through this year’s showcase.