Newfest Shorts: Sense & Spirituality
Run Time: 83 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Institutional religion and the LGBTQ+ community are often treated as oil and water, but this collection of short films throws those preconceived ideas out the window. Featuring a blend of narratives and documentaries about gay angels, inclusive mosques, and an intersex rabbi, SHORTS: SENSE & SPIRITUALITY emphasizes that there’s room for all of our connections to spirituality.
Dir. Nicole Teeny, USA, 7 mins
The story of a life-saving, Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosque.
FREELY WE SERVE
Dir. Anna White & Emily Kaye, USA, 12 mins
Two disgraced angels come up with a plan to overthrow The Almighty and take his place.
IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
Dir. Bianca Rondolino, USA/Italy, 15 mins
Rabbi Levi’s journey to becoming a religious leader and intersex activist.
THE LOVE SPELL
Dir. Jane Stiles & Meryl Jones Williams, USA, 19 mins
A young boy and his babysitter cast a love spell.
Dir. Faraz Arif Ansari, India, 30 mins
A non-binary Muslim person introduces their partner to the family.