SHORTS: I WILL SURVIVE

Indomitable spirits and a refusal to back down from living authentically connect the characters in these five inspirational stories stretching from New Jersey to New Zealand. Spanning generations and cultures, the protagonists featured here find the strength within themselves to fight back against high school bullies, a troubling diagnosis in the early days of AIDS, aggression from a secret lover, violent protestors at an abortion clinic, and the heteronormative rituals of prom.

In this program


THE LINE

Directed by Melisa Resch

Sparks fly at a Saturday morning abortion clinic defense line when dedicated activist Gigi meets punk loner Amber.

TAKE ME TO PROM

Directed by Andrew Moir

Queer Canadians revisit an iconic adolescent milestone while telling a story of social change that spans more than 60 years.

PONYBOI

Directed by River Gallo, sade Clacken Joseph

Looking for love and a way out of Jersey, Ponyboi discovers his worth through a magical encounter with the man of his dreams.

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Directed by Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo

A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared passion for music and dance.

FIRST POSITION

Directed by Michael Elias Thomas

In 1980s San Francisco, aspiring dancer Zachary fights to keep his dream alive after falling ill.

Dates & Times
Past
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

Thu Jul 25
9:45 pm