Newfest Shorts: The Future is Queer
Run Time: 77 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Awaken your imagination, travel through time and be flung into space with SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS QUEER, an eye-popping program that looks beyond the present world and places queer folks at the center of new frontiers.
Dir. Joie Lou Shakur, USA, 5 mins
A Black, gender-free being looks for the key to combat Black Trans erasure in order to archive the community’s history for the future.
LOVE U CUZ
Dir. Eric Pumphrey, USA, 15 mins
Two cousins bond over the course of a night on the town as their relationship is tested in more ways than one.
RED STRING OF FATE
Dir. Lovina Yavari & Lance Fernandes, USA, 10 mins
In the year 2090, a robotics engineer tries to bring her love back to life as an android.
Dir. Julian Quentin, Germany, 11 mins
An alien figure sees human behavior through its own eyes.
Dir. Casey Friedman, USA, 10 mins
Two gay men struggle with depression in a ruined environment as a botanical glassblower mourns the loss of his wife.
FRIEND OF SOPHIA
Dir. Alden Peters, USA, 6 mins
A woman attempts a discrete encounter in a not-too-distant future where attraction to androids is punished as a crime.
JUPITER & EUROPA
Dir. Milo Ferguson, USA, 2 mins
Life on Jupiter’s moon feels stagnant for Owen until he finally breaks free of his routine with someone who makes outer space feel a little warmer.
ESCAPING THE FRAGILE PLANET
Dir. Thanasis Tsimpinis, Greece, 17 mins
A few hours before the world ends, as a strange pink fog spreads, two men have an unexpected encounter.