THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
TAOS PRIDE FILM FEST – 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the TCA (Taos Community Auditorium)
2 screenings of LGBT+ short films
SCREENING 1 (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm) 90 min – Tickets $6
SCREENING 2 (8:00 pm to 9:30 pm) 90 min – Tickets $6
SCREENING 1 (6PM)
A single father deals with the balance of raising his daughter and navigating his newly out gay dating life.
Lali thinks she’s a modern grandma. She likes to give advice through her Youtube channel, make covers or do tutorials for how to hide the age. But she’s tired of playing a role, it’s time to tell the truth about Lali Land.
After Ivan was diagnosed with ALS, his relationship with Lucas is challenged when he starts to lose control of his own body.
“Luber” is short comedy about Elliott (writer/director Jeff Sumner), a single awkward businessman who finds himself attracted to his hunky, ride-share driver Dash (Sean Held), but must fight for a chance with him when they pick up an annoying passenger, Gregory (Jason Boegh), who wants the driver for himself.
A STRANGER TO MYSELF
A young guy hopes to fill his inner emptiness by having sex with strangers.
“I did the thing I was told to do but it wasn’t what I wanted.
I feel stupid doing these stupid things to keep up with the stupidity of everything else.
I’m pretty strong but if you bully me enough, it’ll wear me down.
It doesn’t always get better, but I’ve found what urges me to feel like a better version of myself.”
Heaven’s Rage is based on the novel of the same name by author Leslie Tate. Leslie Tate’s memoir is by turns an elegy for a lost childhood, a tribute to the power of literature and a demand for the right to identity in world that turns too easily on those who differ from the conventional.
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SCREENING 2 (8PM)
IN THIS FAMILY
What is it like coming out as a gay teen in the Philippines?
In a country imbued with traditional Catholic views, coming out is received with disapproval and anger, especially from one’s own family.
In This Family is a short documentary that looks at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son. Revisiting unreleased audio recordings of fights from inside his own home, documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario shares his story of being outed as a teenager, dealing with his family’s reaction, and the society’s percipience on homosexuality. Beyond coming out, the film speaks about how parents learn to embrace their children unconditionally. His story is one of thousands that needs to be heard and shared.
WHERE THE SKY SETS THE CLOCK
After his mother’s passing, Tomas’ life turned black and white. Days change when he meets Gabriel, a photographer with a red jacket who helps him see other colors.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
WELCOME TO THE WORLD is a daring film starring Albert M. Chan (GOTHAM, 30 ROCK, GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST) as a troubled man who records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person, confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous 7-minute take, the journey of one man’s awakening from isolation back to humanity.
Devin is in a deteriorating relationship with Ashley when she meets Alex. Devin and Alex hit off immediately. Devin’s best friend is Hannah wants Devin to be happy. Devin is left with a choice to stay with Ashely and work things out or choose what will make her happy.
On a Saturday night in the “City of Love”, two sworn enemies are united in their hatred for someone they despise even more than each other: a gay man.
Theatre On Wax’s short film is a visionary reinterpretation of the autobiography as pure cinema. At times dreamlike and otherworldly and at others beautiful yet elegiac.”
A poetic story about searching for an unexpired romance, a melange of sexy fantasy and innocent love.
David takes advantage of his father’s illness to get his revenge. His sister’s arrival will bring to light all those secrets no one wants to talk about.
Morena joins her transsexual friends for another night of routine and struggle for survival. But when she comes across a new client, she returned her past in a violent and harrowing way.