Shorts Program Three

Enjoy these shorts: Familia?, Heather Has Four Moms, Homecoming, Out of It, Straighten Out, Word Is Bond (for film descriptions click "Get Tickets")

  • Marlene Forte, Kase Pena, Jeanette Buck, Jennifer Blair, Katy Erin, Jessie Chang, Alexandra Mastoon
  • 85 minutes
  • Unrated
  • Familia?
    Vanessa, an undocumented Latina Transgender woman immigrated to the United States and settled in Los Angeles ten years ago as a sex worker. Nowadays, she’s a street vendor and sells Tamales from a pushcart. One day, Vanessa receives a phone call from her mother, who’s back in the Dominican Republic with bad news concerning

    Heather Has Four Moms
    When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.

    Homecoming
    When a college sophomore returns home to share some important news with his parents, things don’t go exactly as he had expected… until they do.

    Out of It
    Charley and Annie have been best friends for years, but Charley has a secret she's been struggling to tell Annie. When she agrees to drive Annie home from dental surgery, the secret comes out, and Charley discovers what kind of friend Annie really is.

    Straighten Out
    Sheng, A male teenager wakes up in a clinic with no memory of how he got there. His doctor and parents tell him that everything is fine, and he will feel better soon; however, he finds that he has endured a peculiar and unknown change. He struggles to uncover the truth about his illness and resorts to reading his diary. When he finally discovers the truth, he faces a difficult choice: following his family's religious beliefs or accepting his true identity.

    Word Is Bond
    In the twilight of rap’s golden era, an upcoming closeted rapper named Tracey finds freedom and escape dancing alone to an inner soundtrack on headphones, masking the secret in loud boom bap from his stereo speakers. Malik, his overbearing older brother ruptures this world as he enters the room, suspiciously lagging as if waiting for the unknown to be revealed.

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