I like them because they are about the entire community. And who better to curate our mini-festival for us than Gann, executive director of DC Shorts, which, every fall, stages a massive, citywide shorts festival. Gann see profile, page 20 unearthed 20 LGBT nuggets for us to review, and while, as with any collection of shorts, the quality varies considerably, the collection as a whole captures the entire gamut of the LGBT experience. It takes a special gift to craft a cogent narrative, to capture a powerful emotion, to convey an idea in a film whose average length is 9 minutes.
20 Gay Short Films Everyone Should See
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Trevor , written by James Lecesne and directed by Peggy Rajski, won an Oscar as well an Honorable Mention at Sundance in though Rajski had previously been on the jury. The film follows the growing pains of teenage Trevor who is struggling to fit in at school and whose homophobic parents seem incapable of understanding his troubled soul. The opening is reminiscent to the feature film Harold and Maude but we won't mention that! Unfortunately, the video will not play in Germany. The Last Time I Saw Richard by Australian filmmaker Nichoals Verso mixes genres, but as it makes one's skin crawl, it must be considered a horror short film. The Last I Saw My Richard no link to the Joni Mitchell song is set in a mental hospital for teenagers in , where a rebellious loner, Jonah, finds his dark dreams are shared by his new roommate, Richard.
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