Filmmakers Forum: An Evening of LGBT Shorts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:00pm - 18+
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43202
The 59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival kicks off with a bang this year
with "Filmmakers Forum: An Evening of LGBT Shorts" on November 16 at 7pm at
Studio 35 Cinema in Clintonville with three award-winning filmmakers
presenting and discussing their work at a pre-screening reception and
a post screening Q & A. The event is co sponsored by Stonewall Columbus.
From Iran and Mexico via Montreal the CIFVF presents Kaveh Nabatian’s film “Vapor”.
A short film set in Mexico City over the course of a single day, Vapor is the true story
of an older man’s decision to accept his homosexuality. Told without any dialogue,
this short film is a cinematic exploration of shame, catharsis, and ultimately, transcendence.
From New York City Lee Percy’s film “Dreaming American”
is about a handsome young illegal immigrant who finds work as a
go go dancer in a gay bar while he pursues legal status and a career as an
actor in New York City in this contemporary tale about the pursuit of happiness.
Based on a true story, Dreaming American is sometimes humorous, sometimes
sad but always a moving story of the struggle to make it in America. Starring Praq Rado,
Giancarlo Esposito (from Breaking Bad), and Nancy Opel. Actor Praq Rado
will also be in attendance at the screening.
And from Ohio, Kailyne R. Water’s film
“f my c” is a film about a journey for sexual intimacy. Hindered by experiences
with childhood sexual abuse, a couple work in partnership to try to create
an awareness that is meaningful to them.
The Studio 35 Cinema box office opens at 6pm. Early arrival is recommended
as seating is limited. Admission is only $5.