FRIDAY

Aug. 2

9:00 PM
ICA
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Shorts Program 7


Femmes claim ownership over their bodies and lives in these funny, quirky, and lighthearted set of shorts.

Note: This is a free outdoor screening. Alcohol will be served.


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74 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Narrative

Femme Queen Chronicles (Episode One: The Clock)

Dir. Ahya Simone
11 mins, United States, 2018

Femme Queen Chronicles is a web-series about the lives of four Black trans women navigating through love, life, trade, and shade in the city of Detroit. In Episode One, the four friends try to make it through the day without getting clocked as trans – or clocking someone else over the head instead.



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Short Narrative

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Dir. Adamma Ebo
15 mins, United States, 2018

In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinity Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their now borderline, non-existent congregation.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Ladies Day

Dir. Abena Taylor-Smith
9 mins, United Kingdom, 2018

Amma spends the day getting braids at her local salon. Inside, she is greeted like an old friend. But when the conversation suddenly turns homophobic, she has a difficult decision to make: stay silent, or stick up for herself.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Me Time

Dir. Iyabo Boyd
11 mins, United States, 2019

After a stressful work day, Deborah settles in for some “intimate me time” at home, until three other aspects of her psyche appear and dredge up deep-seated inhibitions that threaten to derail her plan.

Philadelphia Premiere

Best Short Narrative Nominee


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Motherstruck

Dir. Micaela Birmingham
15 mins, United States, 2019

The true story of a lesbian’s (Staceyann Chin) quest to become a mother. With her closest friends (Gina Yashere, Laura Gomez, Janine Brito) by her side, she embarks on a wild road toward motherhood. Original Story by Staceyann Chin, based on the one woman show Motherstruck.

Philadelphia Premiere



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Short Narrative

Womxn

Dir. Eden Tinto Collins and Adrien Gystere Peskine
5 mins, France, 2018

Jane Dark lives and studies in the Noir-Et-Cher. Whenever her community is harassed by Europe Normale Police, she turns into the super shero Womxn, helped by her mate, a womanoïd Dolphin in a spaceship called the Kora Mother.

United States Premiere



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Short Narrative

Yirga

Dir. B.B. Araya
8 mins, United States, 2018

The night before Yirga’s big move, she’s plagued by one problem. With her peace of mind at stake, she must take matters into her own hands. Yirga stars Rekik Neway in her debut performance, and comedians Evelyn Ngugi and Filmon Yohannes. This short combines identity woes with honest humor.

Philadelphia Premiere