PLATINUM SHOWCASE

Love, sex, desire, religion, and how these things construct or deconstruct us are themes that run through this year’s showcase. You’ll see a conversion therapy revenge film; Zachary Drucker reenacting trans history from the 1950s; the ecstasy of a queer saint bringing her to the gates of heaven; Trulee Hall’s surreal, mime-like sport and lesbian make-out-session that combines puppetry, CGI, claymation, and all the sexy strangeness that has made her famous.  You’ll feel the wrath of music and performance artist Gianna Gianna and the worth of the incredible people behind the No Sesso fashion label.  Come watch as all the artists in this program create and express themselves on the edge.

In this program


DOCKING

Directed by Trevor Anderson

In this midnight hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Trevor reflects on his fear of dating in this deep space sci-fi extravaganza.

WRATH

Directed by Gianna Gianna

Watch as Gianna Gianna brings monstrosity and vulnerability into collision.

NICO LIVES

Directed by Travis Welowszky

The perverse lovechild of Kenneth Anger and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, this film, a queer fever dream for outsiders with a love for midnight cult, takes viewers on a revenge trip with drag star Nico Lavender, the Queen of the Forbidden City.

PENANCE

Directed by Kayden Phoenix

A young group of LatinX queers usurp their conversion therapy class and take their justice.

I HAVE TO THINK OF US AS SEPARATE PEOPLE

Directed by Christopher Berntsen, Stephen Ira

An intimate exploration of a complex relationship between two gay men, one cis, one trans, where the filmmakers fracture and blend their own bodies and voices to create a split screen projection collage.

WORTH

Directed by Sara Prinz

Watch a child grow up through choreographic scenes and metaphorical vignettes representing the journey towards self empowerment, all while draped in NO SESSO clothing.

#GAYBOY2019

Directed by Noah Causey

Competing narratives unfold about a young gay man: the one he was promised through the hetero-media against the truly shocking interaction he has on Grindr.

PATRON SAINT

Directed by Georden West

The ecstasy of a queer saint brings her to the gates of heaven. 

PAISA

Directed by Dorian Wood, Graham Kolbeins

An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality.

FRAMING AGNES

Directed by Chase Joynt, Kristen Schilt

Watch as preeminent trans culture-makers of our time breathe new life into a 1950s archive of never-before-seen histories of transgender people.

LEZZIES’ MIME MÉNAGE

Directed by Trulee Hall

A surreal, mime-like sport and lesbian make-out session.

SUCKMEOFF, PRINCESS!

Directed by Tristan Scott-Behrends

Once upon a time he had an open heart but men are trash and dating is hard and some days you just want to suck cock!

THIS LOVE IS ON FIRE

Directed by Cassils

The music of You Can Call Me SIR burns with passion in this daring and desiring Cassils directed music video.

Dates & Times
Past
MOCA Grand

Sat Jul 20
6:00 pm