Rainbow Roar (Ages 11+ LGBTQ Short Film Program)

Saturday, February 29 – 5:00pm

Ages 11+

This program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity — just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one-of-a-kind, living fiercely in their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.

78 min.

** Content advisory: “Slow Dance” includes a scene with teens smoking and also strong language. “A Typical Fairytale” includes a brief, non-explicit scene of adult romance. **

** Co-presented with Gay City and Three Dollar Bill Cinema! Filmmakers Annette Reilly (“A Typical Fairytale”) **


Short Films in this Program:

Becolored

(Maurizio Forestieri, Italy, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal)

Blue, yellow and red dogs must run like the wind to keep their colors vibrant!


Camina Conmigo (Walk Beside Me)

(Students of Public School C.E.I.P. Serreia of Valencia, Spain, live-action, 2019, 3:39 min, nonverbal) Washington premiere!

Students line up in a dreary hallway, separated by adults according to the types of toys the adults think they should play with. But soon, a joyous revolution starts.


I am Skylar

(Rachel Bower, Canada, live-action, 2019, 15 min, English)

This inspiring documentary paints a rainbow-colored portrait of Skylar, a trans girl with a supportive, strong family.

Trailer >


A Typical Fairytale

(Annette Reilly, Canada, live-action, 2019, 10:30 min, English)

A young couple has a romance fit for a storybook- told entirely in rhyme. Then they get a visit from a magical fairy godmother, who tells them they have a son on the way. It takes a long time for Mom and Dad to learn that the fairy got everything right, but when they do, everyone can live happily ever after.


Slow Dance

(Christian Zetterberg, Sweden, live-action, 2018, 5:30 min, Swedish with English subtitles)

During a middle school dance, a boy struggles with his courage when experiencing his first love.

Trailer >


The Serenade

(Adelina Anthony, USA, live-action, 2019, 11:30 min, English & some Spanish with English subtitles)

When a young boy requests a love song for another boy, his parents struggle with their beloved Mexican musical tradition.

Trailer >


Beauty

(Christina Willings, Canada, live-action, 2019, 23 min, English)

This documentary explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human.

Trailer >


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