SHORTS: I HAVE TO LAUGH
- ENCORE SCREENINGS, SHORTS PROGRAMS
- 89 mins
Life is too messy and complicated not to find the humor baked into every moment — especially when you’re queer. Whether it’s taking a pug to conversion therapy, working out relationship drama in the midst of a potential threesome, being trapped in a bathroom with your oversharing boss, gulping down wine during shiva to avoid coming out, or worrying about squeaky-clean sex on a date, these shorts remind us that we have to laugh because in the end . . . shit happens.
In this program
Directed by Katie Doane Avery
When Jennifer and Madison sneak a peek at a porn collection, a model stirs a deep desire in Jennifer.
I THINK SHE LIKES YOU
Directed by Bridey Elliott
When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.
Directed by Julian Buchan
Charlie is a rideshare driver who, during a heavy flow of L.A. traffic, gets stuck with a stubborn passenger.
Directed by Mitch Yapko
John and Eric are on a date, and things seem to being going well, that is, until Eric starts to describe the night as “typical” and “mediocre.”
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
Directed by Debra F. Simone
All Dana wants to do is create a fun and inclusive videogame, but instead she’s stuck working at a job she can’t stand.
NEXT LEVEL SHIT
Directed by Gary Jaffe
Taylor prepares obsessively for the perfect third date with dreamboat Chris, but his efforts backfire, sending the relationship spiraling to a whole new level of intimacy.
Directed by Kyan Krumdieck
Grace must prove that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to “cure” Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.
THE SHIVA CALLERS
Directed by Emi Shaufeld
When a closeted woman’s girlfriend shows up unexpectedly to her grandfather’s shiva, she must do anything in her power to stop her family from finding out.
Directed by Lisa Steen
Wyatt invites his college friend Patricia over for dinner to tell her he is seeing a new guy, someone who is close to her.
Dates & Times
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Fri, Jul 19
Sat, Jul 27