"Are you lost?
See that city out there, that's for you — this in here, this is for us, this is for me and my sisters".
DATE: Thursday 12 March 2020
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Director Danielle Lessovitz
Run Time 95min
Cast Leyna Bloom, Fionn Whitehead
On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, captivated by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, to her house and her chosen family. But when Paul realises Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.
Awards & Screenings Cannes Film Festival, Queer Lisboa, Mezipatra Queer Film Festival.
Source m2k Films
Screening with short film Fran This Summer
Director Mary Evangelista
Run Time 9min
Cast Zenobia Teague, Emilly Bessa
Teenage love birds, sensitive Francis and skater girlfriend Angie, spend the summer shacked up at home while Fran begins their transition. Fran and Angie must face who and what they mean to each other when they make their way to the beach and their love is on display for the world to see.
The story is about acceptance and the sacrifice one makes for love and ultimately self-love. For me, what is fascinating about first love is the immensity of love one feels for the other and how sometimes it is impossible to be with them on their journey of growth and self actualisation despite all that love -- these nuances are what I wanted to explore and dramatise in my film.
— Mary Evangelista