Event Information
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 2:40 PM
Sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of awkwardness, self-discovery, reflection and humor that these vibrant queer films will take you on. With a particular emphasis on adolescence and music, the films in this program capture the pains and pleasures of being just who you are.
Event Pricing
General Admission General - $12.00
General Admission Student/Senior/Disabled - $11.00

 
Ticket Selection
 
Ticket Availability
Tickets available at the Castro Theatre

Welcome to the Queer Convergence! Sit back and enjoy this rollercoaster ride of awkwardness, self-discovery, reflection and humor. With a particular emphasis on adolescence and music, the films in this program capture the pains and pleasures of being just who you are.

BORN TO DANCE THIS WAY

USA 2012 | 12mins

DIRECTOR: Jerell Rosales

Joo Si (Russell Argenal) is a fierce, fabulous, and overweight aspiring performer who audi- tions to be a principal backup dancer for an all- female pop singing sensation. This light-hearted and inspiring film will have you dancing in your seat and smiling until the end.

THE HEART’S MOUTH

USA 2013 | 3mins

DIRECTOR: Erica Cho

An excerpt from Cho’s forthcoming experi- mental film Golden Golden, this short scene depicts an encounter between two Asian youth, set to the voice of Nat King Cole. This lush, Edwardian fantasia celebrates nature, poetry and queer-transgender desire.

IF I FOUND THE PLACE

USA 2012 | 5mins

DIRECTOR: Leeroy Kun Young Kang

Part serenade and part memoir, this video is

a dedication to 1992, a K-pop idol, and "the boys". Through a collage of found video foot- age, a mirrored dreamscape of fantasy and desire becomes transposed into a kaleidoscope of romantic bliss.LAST TEA PARTY

Singapore 2012 | 10mins

DIRECTOR: Melanie Ramos

Best friends Charlie and Mike party hard on their last night before they leave for the Sin- gaporean Army. In a haze of alcohol and drugs, Charlie discovers his true love for Mike.

LOvE BANG

Cambodia 2012 | 5mins | English, Khmer & vietnamese w/E.S.

DIRECTOR: viet Le

Saturated with eye-popping colors and insa- tiable desires, Le’s "sexperimental" music video examines historical trauma, collective memory and the effects of rapid modernization in Cam- bodia and vietnam.

PRETTY PICTURES

USA 2012 | 15min

DIRECTOR: Christina Sun Kim

Sent to her aunt’s home to stay, Laney finds solace in a sketchbook where she brings her companion Marcy to life. A twisted but ulti- mately heartening tale of adolescent sexuality, with a fantastical bent.

TOM/TRANS/THAI

Thailand 2012 | 17mins

DIRECTOR: Jai Arun Ravine

This quiet film approaches the silence around female-to-male (FTM) transgender identity by addressing tom and trans-masculine identities in Thai and Thai American communities, and the relationships between gender and language.

—Curated by Munira Lokhandwala, Vu T. Thu Ha