Women in Shorts

This year’s Women in Shorts, the women’s short films program, is as entertaining as ever! With a variety of comedic and dramatic shorts, the program is sure to contain something for everyone.

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Wedlocked
2015, USA, 12 min
Directed By: Puppett
Written By: Guinevere Turner
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Wedlocked is a farcical comedy about the ridiculous laws governing gay divorce before the pivotal 2015 SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality. Sydney and Cameron are a happily engaged couple looking forward to their big day. There's one obstacle - Sydney is still married to Lisa and as their home state won't recognize their marriage, a divorce is impossible! Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

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Persistence of Memory
2015, USA, 16 min
Directed & Written By: Natalie Tsui
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Grappling with the loss of her beloved, a reserved programmer begins employment at a controversial tech company specializing in high-end, artificial companions.

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Partners
2016, USA, 7 min
Directed By: Joey Ally
Written By: Jen Tullock & Hannah Utt
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When a slump in professional/life partners Kate and Leigh’s sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.

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Prudence
2015, USA, 9 min
Directed & Written By: Angela Jude
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When dishonorably discharged WWII veteran Prudence receives a mysterious invitation to dance, she seeks to reconnect ties with her beloved Mildred.

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Angelino Heights
2016, USA, 20 min
Directed & Written By: Molly Manning

Filmed in the style of a traditional sitcom-- but with a decidedly queer spin--Angelino Heights centers on the wacky antics of five unlikely housemates who share a living space on LA's East Side. In this episode, Joan (Guinevere Turner), loses her briefcase on the day of a huge job interview and enlists the help of her roommates to find it. Meanwhile Jack (Julie Goldman) tries to impress a hot neighbor by building her bookshelves, and Leila (Brandy Howard) changes her entire personality in a desperate attempt to win back her ex.

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Vámonos
2015, USA, 12 min
Directed By: Marvin Lemus
Written By: Moira Morel
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Hope struggles with grief after Mac, her butch girlfriend, passes away and must must overcome homophobic hostilities from her dead girlfriend’s family in order to respectfully send Mac off into the afterlife in the way she would’ve wanted.

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Never A Cover
2015, USA, 10 min
Directed By: Lauren Tabak & Susannah Smith
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In 1997, a then 25 year old Lila Thirkield opened a dyke bar in San Francisco’s low rent Mission District. Over the next 18 years, the bar, like many of its patrons, transitioned, becoming the only dedicated lesbian/queer/transgender space within city limits.  In the years leading up to 2015 the city itself also saw major cultural shifts, and now with the neighborhood transformed, Lila is forced to make a difficult decision that sends ripples through the queer community.

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