SHORTS: GOTTA HAVE FAITH

The characters across these faith-based shorts combine courage with religious practice, whether channeling spiritual guidance or pushing back against intolerance. Regardless of family tension, community estrangement, or perceived heresy, they live their actions and truths the only way they know how. In this communion of queer identities, an Orthodox Jew searches for answers in the Torah, a trans woman celebrates “La Flaca” after a close encounter with death, and a Romanian Muslim unexpectedly finds himself in love with another man.

In this program


THE BONY LADY

Directed by Adriana Barbosa, Thiago Zanato

This film follows Arely Vazquez, a transgender woman and leader of the Santa Muerte cult in Queens, NY, during her yearly celebration to La Flaca.

STARBOY

Directed by Joëlle Bentolila

When a young Hasidic man increasingly doubts his own identity, his gender, and the nature of being, conflict between him and his wife escalates.

OUTDOORING

Directed by Maxwell Addae

During a traditional Ghanian baptism ceremony, Kobby attempts to steal some of the monetary presents for his escape out of Los Angeles with his boyfriend.

ISHA

Directed by Christopher Manning

Rahmi, a Romanian Muslim man living in London, struggles to reconcile his cultural and religious background with his burgeoning homosexuality after unexpectedly falling in love.

GOD’S GRACIE

Directed by Chateau Bezerra

When Gracie, a young Fundamentalist Christian, meets Heidi, an agnostic lesbian driving back from her mother’s funeral, Gracie must find a new approach to soul-saving.

DESIRES OF THE FLESH

Directed by Rafaela Camelo

For young Camila, blessed be Sunday, for that is the day to see Giovana.

Dates & Times
Past
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

Thu, Jul 25
5:00 pm