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.
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.
15 minutes, United Kingdom
Written by Carl Loughlin and Directed by Andre D Chambers
A young man struggles with coming out to his family