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The Talk - Tales of Coming Out To Family And Friends

Sept.  23 } 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Bruka Theatre

This selection of short films highlight the joys and fears of coming out to family and friends.


3 minutes 32 seconds, United States

Written and Directed by Katherine Laliotis

Gabriel debates with his sister during a game of chess as to how he should tell his parents that he's gay. As Gabriel's imagination goes wild, the chess game intensifies, Gabriel realizes he may not be the chess master after all.



14 minutes, 30 seconds, South Africa

Written by Stephanie Dadet and Directed by Timothy Carlson

A devout family man's past actions are put to the test after seeing his son for the first time in 8 years after he kicked him out for being gay in this South African film. As the proud father pits his religious prejudice against the love for his son, we find out who win the battle for the father's love.


Pillow Talk

7 minutes, 30 seconds, United Kingdom]

Written and Directed by Louise Marie Cooke

Set in the early 90's, Pillow Talk is a short coming of age film about the changing friendship between 14 year old Cara and her childhood best friend Lucy. Lucy suspects that Cara has feelings for girls rather than boys and she is determined to get the truth out of her. Even at the risk of damaging their friendship.


Mi Hermano/My Brother

22 minutes, 22 seconds, Spain

Written and Directed by Miguel Lafuente

Alberto lives far away from his family but an event forces him to return to his suffocating Castilian village and confront his truth to his family regardless of the outcome. 

What About Shelley

13 minutes, 16 seconds, Canada

Written and Directed by Kyle Reaume

Billy and Shelley are best friends, but their friendship is greatly tested when Shelley's boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy - the only other gay man he knows


10 minutes, 29 seconds, United Kingdom

Written and Directed by Dimitris Tuulias

Two estranged sisters, religious Fran and transgender Steph, reconcile their differences during the course of one night where honesty is the only policy.

Tellin' Dad

15 minutes, United Kingdom

Written by Carl Loughlin and Directed by Andre D Chambers

A young man struggles with coming out to his family