School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
Opening Gala: Take Me Home, International Shorts Competition, 93min
23rd April, 6:30pm, Auditorium,
2nd floor, 280 South Columbus Drive
Our festival kick-off program, Take Me Home, features 8 short film and video pieces in the festival competition section, with lovable queer content and images celebrating the diversity of the queer community.
The Moment After
(2002, USA, 13min)
Award winner of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The moment after, is beautifully edited & shoot piece that brings you into the head of Tracey, who has made a terrifying choice on his birthday, from which there’s no turning back.
Even Lovers Have Still Lives
(1999, USA, 18min)
With all the awards and festival screenings of K.L. Burdette’s Even Lovers Have Still Lives, we couldn’t resist to bring it back to Chicago. The film is a pastiche of disparate cinematic and literary narratives, examining how popular cultural representations impact the behavior and identity construction of individuals.
The Show Squishing Food Project
(2003, Canada, 3min)
A visually striking video on 2 highly fetishized objects, shoes and food. This piece places them in a context which makes their consumption sexy, silly and accessible. Sit back, relax, and enjoy 14 different persons wearing the shoes they were hot for and food that compliments their aesthetic.
(2000, Hong Kong, 6min)
A moody, emotional, poetic animation about the obsession of hair and motherhood. Shot with watercolor-like
images, bringing you to a place where there is no materialistic value and only emotion can exist.
(1998, Hong Kong, 16min)
On a lazy summer evening, after Kevin, a mixed race teenager, finds out his father is sending him to England to study, he can’t wait to do something to his best friend, James. Stanley Beloved, is romantic story about 2 boys in the context of mixed culture of Hong Kong.
Try to Answer an Easy Question
(2003, USA, 3min)
Getting sick of superficial questions and answers? Chicago filmmaker John Fanning makes you feel like taking a deep breath on the most asked but yet unanswerable question.
Folie á deux
(2001, USA, 4min)
Simple, Sharp and to the point, Folie á deux is an experiment of self-images, in attempt to understand “the other” within oneself.
KJ Mohr and Stacy Goldate
(2000, USA, 26:00)
The collection of memories of the irreplaceable moments in your childhood, Annie Complex, is not only a video about every girls’ desire to be the broadway star Annie during the 80’s, but also 26 minutes of bittersweet moments to bring us back to the unrecoverable wound in our childhood.
|(c) 2003 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Queer Film and Video Festival|