When Emma moves in with her estranged, gay son, the pair must learn to reconnect through food where words fail, and face the foreclosure of the family's Chinese restaurant and a stubborn fear of intimacy.
In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or ... See full summary »
Saleem, an Indian student living in Leeds with his parents, meets Daz in a gay cruising spot, and they have a night of mutually enjoyable sex. Saleem is nonetheless ashamed of what he has done but, on leaving the next day, does turn round to smile at Daz.
A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Paul's lover Matthew is dying of AIDS and is suffering from dementia. When Paul meets Jake in the steamroom after a respite at a public pool, he learns of the Yiddish concept of "the Aydes" the job of the witness.
After making wrong choices, Dale has found himself on a dark path: one of violence and crime. Earmarked to commit a murder, he is already dispassionate to his cause... but a collision with his romantic past sparks a deeper questioning
I caught this film on late-night cable as part of the gay focused programming that appears each June. There is a gay relationship at the center (Barney/Dimi), but that is only one of the orbits in this universe.
How one relates to family, lover, lover's family, self, and life and death are all important considerations of this short. Well done, very well acted.
The device of the two using a video camera spills over to the feel of the entire film. One experiences a real "slice of life" and is all the richer for it.
I would really like to see this make a DVD anthology of shorts. I would want it in my collection.
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