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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 7PM

FREE Film Screening celebrating LGBTQ Pride!

The third in our new series.
Featuring the following 5 films from our
21 Islands Short Film Festival

BEHIND CLOSED CURTAINS

By Hanna Jonsdottir. NORWAY. 20 mins.
Sexuality, cross-dressing, bullying and secrets — but firstly this film is about identity. Terje, Are, and Gunnar are facing different struggles in their lives when their paths cross. Each will tackle the obstacles in their own way.

A TALE WITH CHRIST and JESUS

By Oldren Romero. CUBA. 27 mins.
Christ is a lonely young man who has not overcome the loss of his mother and the memories of a violent childhood. Jesus still lives with his intolerant and overprotective mother. They’re drawn to each other like moths to a flame.

PASTRY

By Eduardo Barreto. UK. 12 mins.
Caroline allows her desire for a doughnut to win over months of dieting. At the bakery she receives the lavish attentions of Cody. Sweet love is in the air.

BETWEEN US

By Blake Curtis. AUSTRALIA. 14 mins.
Straight-laced Juliet returns to her small hometown after her girlfriend Lydia discovers a certain wedding invitation. As soon as they arrive in Port Fairy, Lydia realizes Juliet wants nothing more than to keep a big part of her past hidden.

DECISIONS

By Rut Angielina G. Fuentes. TENERIFE, SPAIN. 5 mins.
A comical sketch: Taking the right choice isn’t always easy.

Bronx Film Wednesdays is curated by Pregones/PRTT’s Step Up Artist in Residence Melisa Ramos

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PLEASE NOTE:
This FREE event will take place at Pregones Theater in The Bronx – 575 Walton Avenue, Bronx NY 10451
(between 149th & 150th Streets)

 

Previous Film Wednesdays Screenings in April & May:

UNSETTLED ACCOUNTS

Featuring: Carlos Weber
Directed by Arleen Cruz-Alicea
Carlos Weber, a Chilean journalist jailed and tortured in the hours following the Sept. 11, 1973, coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power, opens up about the experience in a new documentary by Puerto Rican filmmaker Arleen Cruz-Alicea. “Memory is important, because it is in the face of memory that we can know the whole truth,” says Weber. Then 19 and living in the Chilean city of Coronel, he was a loyal supporter of Socialist President Allende, who took his own life as soldiers stormed the presidential palace on that fateful Sept. 11. The very day of the coup, troops grabbed Weber, beat him and threw him in prison “solely for having different ideals.”

MARY AND MAX

Featuring: Eric Bana, Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries and Bethany Whitmore
Directed by Adam Elliot
This unforgettable full-length claymation skillfully highlights the power of human connection to colour lives in a bleak-seeming world. Neglected by her alcoholic mother, eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle from Melbourne is desperate for company. Picking a name at random from a directory, she becomes unlikely pen pals with Max Jeremy Horowitz – a depressed, obese forty-four-year-old who lives alone in New York and has Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism that can affect social interaction). A touching, intensely witty correspondence of twenty years ensues.
Accompanied by a selection of the best stop motion short films from our 21 Islands International Short Film Festival:
  • MACHINATOR from Antigua & Barbuda.
  • TONE DEATH from the United Kingdom
  • MAGDALINA FISH from Australia
  • GRANDES IDEAS from Puerto Rico