Queer Futures

The screening will feature an extended introduction by Rivkah Beth Medow – consulting producer of Queer Futures!

Co-presented by Frankly Speaking Films and Mother Bar.

Four short films explore fat beauty and liberation, gender-affirming healthcare,
nonbinary siblinghood in ballroom culture, and the anonymous connections of a decades-old LGBTQ hotline.

How to Carry Water (dir. Sasha Wortzel)
The boundless beauty of bodies in water through the lens of Shoog McDaniel — a fat, queer, and disabled photographer working in and around northern Florida’s vast network of freshwater springs, the state’s source of precious drinking water. Bringing Shoog’s photography to life, the film immerses audiences in a world of fat beauty and liberation, one in which marginalized bodies — including bodies of water — are sacred.

The Script (dirs. Brit Fryer & Noah Schamus)
Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, THE SCRIPT explores the troubled relationship between trans communities and medical providers in healthcare settings. With a playful approach toward experimentation, the film offers a vision of how physicians and trans patients can meet one another on equal footing.

MnM (dir. Twiggy Pucci Garçon)
MnM is an exuberant portrait of chosen sisters Mermaid and Milan, two emerging runway divas in the drag ballroom community. Celebrating their joy, siblinghood, and unapologetic personas, the film explores the power and beauty of being nonbinary in a community that prizes gender ‘realness.’

The Callers (dir. Lindsey Dryden)
The Callers combines intimate documentary testimony with imagined creative scenes to tell the anonymous stories of those who have called England’s oldest LGBTQ+ phone helpline since it opened in 1974. Callers seek guidance on everything from where to find the nearest leather bar to how to come out, navigate an open relationship, impress a new lover or mend a broken heart. Together with the listening volunteers who answer the phones, they imagine the outcome they dream of.

Bring your ticket to Mother after the screening to get $2 off a drink.

1h 5m
First Showing
July 23, 2024
  • Assisted Listening


Tuesday, July 23, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Little Roxie

Note films start right at the listed showtime.
Free or discounted for members.

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