upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

REEL Change Monday Shorts

Monday, November 5, 2018 10:00 pm-11:00 pm

Repeating on November 12, 19, & 26


Carman Spoto (WOO '17, ACG '17, '15)

A transgender woman begins to lose track of reality as she navigates the space between what is natural and what is artificial.


After the Date
Iris Devins (ACG '18, '16)

The film portrays a romance between a trans woman and a straight man. The relationship flourishes, and the two face oppression from the outside world.


Misia Denéa (LTA '06, ACG '05)

Bi/Black/BodyPositive/Bliss is a blazing emblem for plus-sized, queer, African/Indigenous ancestry often rejected by the world.


Pride & Process
Wesley Flash (ACG '15)

A meditation on the Stonewall Riots featuring the voices of Judy Garland, Sylvia Rivera, and Nelson Sullivan. In this reproduction of Garland's classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," two LGBTQ activists tell alternating versions of the same history using layered sound. (Meditations on the Stonewall Riots featuring Sylvia Rivera, Nelson Sullivan, and Judy Garland. Starring Wesley Flash in the role of Dorothy, the eternal Judy Queen.)


Two poems.
Kavi Ade (LTA '16)


Of Origins
Irit Reinheimer (ACG '06)

Of Origins is a series of short experimental documentary films about the lives and afterlives of a group of Jewish feminists in Germany in the early and mid-20th century. Each short film is a speculative love letter, spun out of strange incidents in the archives and the filmmaker’s fantasy of finding her radical prehistory. This first installment describes a love rooted in its own time and place, neither apocalyptic nor nostalgic. Hannah uses archival footage, home movies, and rotoscoping to orient the viewer in queer bond forged across time.


PORTAL Black Infinity Hitchhike series
Muthi Reed (ACG '13, '10, '05)

Old School documents an encounter while hitchhiking for car rides in Philadelphia. The video documents Mr. Calvin Townes and Reed's first meeting. Unscripted and minimally edited.

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