Director: Brielle Brilliant Run Time: 78 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Tim Kinsella, Spencer Jording, Caleb Cabrera
A maladjusted father, his non-binary child Tavi, and a stranger out on parole are all seeking connection in director Brielle Brilliant’s feature debut. When Tavi and the older man begin to form a sweet yet unconventional friendship, they raise concern and suspicion from everyone around them.
Winner of the U.S. Narrative Jury Award at Outfest LA, Firstness delivers a singular, fantastical world with a dreamy rhythm that is not to be missed.
Preceded by the following short film:
Dir. Aurora Brachman, USA, 6 mins
A young child tells their mother “I’m not a girl” for the first time