Music for Bleeding Hearts
Dir: Rafael Gomes
From the producers of “The Way He Looks” (2014), Music for Bleeding Hearts is set in present-day São Paulo, where a trio of young hearts are about to break. Ricardo has both a steady boyfriend and a wandering eye for a new coworker. Isabella is taking a break from both her boyfriend and best friend Ricardo. And hopeless romantic Felipe has suddenly found himself caught between the two of them. These three have big dreams, yearning passion, and opinionated acquaintances, but they’re all unprepared for what’s to come from Cupid’s arrows.
Consent Factory: Lesbo-Queer Perspectives
Dir: Mathilde Capone
What if lesbo-queer communities had something to share about the singularities of their sexualities? Through the complex topic of consent, sixteen protagonists from these communities speak up. Could there be blurred lines, a continuum between consent and aggression? How can we defeat rape culture and innovate in matters of consent? How has the notion of aggression been used historically to exclude trans women? In a deep introspection of their intimacies, these protagonists ask questions, get angry, laugh, create other possibilities. They suggest to look more closely at consent, from the experience of their marginalized communities, their subcultures and their explorations.
Dir: Noelani Mei Lee
When a degenerative neurological disorder takes over his life, Dennis Clemens must learn to find happiness amidst the destruction of his mind.
Cracks in the Patriarchy
Dirs: Cagdas Celtikli, Kai Münch
A documentary told by seven protagonists, who share their personal and political point of view by expressing the reasons and the purposes for their advocacy as members of the Buenos Aires LGBTQI+ Community. Each one of them narrates personal processes and experiences which constitute their social and political identity as well as the motivation for their struggle for an equal and fairer future. We are shown a diversity of perspectives, rooted in their beings and their fights, through their descriptions of very similar topics and facts from a historical and contemporary approach based on their unique points of view. In that sense, the protagonists do not only share a common desire, but also their motivation to be part of a Community that advocates for a world that everyone can feel as a safe space, and in which the patriarchy becomes a historical issue.
The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday
Dirs: Kathryn L Beranich
In the 1980s, in the Regan era and when homosexuals were vilified, First Friday sprung fully formed from the imaginations of a group of lesbians living in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia.