Saturday, March 4, 8 p. m. at Egyptian Theatre - Rigler
Celebrating and uniting queer communities of color and our allies, the Fusion Gala is one of the most fun events on the Outfest calendar. It kicks off by honoring an individual leading the charge in QPOC storytelling, followed by a remarkable lineup of compelling, funny, and engaging short films. The party continues in the courtyard with a hot dance party and hosted bar.
Sidekicks (Director: Leann Bowen, USA, English, 2016, 11 minutes) Two sidekicks figure out their lives without a main character.
Private Dick: Buying Dick (Director: Ken Sawyer, USA, English, 2016, 7 minutes) A comedic series about the life of a trans masculine private investigator of color and how he navigates his relationships with his partner in crime, partner in life, and mother.
Walk for Me (Director: Elegance Bratton, USA, English, 2016, 12 minutes) A teenager explores their gender identity by voguing as a girl named Hanna; this is the night her two worlds collide.
According to My Mother (Director: Cathy Yan, USA, English/Korean with English subtitles, 2015, 18 minutes) Daniel and his mother only have each other, but Daniel’s mom is a stern Korean devout Christian while Daniel is a gay New Yorker struggling to make it as an actor. A biting and funny portrait of a perfectly tense familial relationship.
Care (Director: April A. Wilson, USA, English, 2016, 8 minutes) Rose, in an assisted living facility and deeply aware of the passage of time, unexpectedly falls for another resident, Bea; but with her memory failing, she reflects on this love before she forgets entirely.
Get the Life (Director. Ozzy Villazòn, 2016, USA, English, 12 minutes) A transgender teenager risks losing everything he loves in order to live courageously.
Line 9 (Director: Tavo Ruiz, 2016, Germany/Mexico, Spanish with English subtitles, 17 minutes) When Andrés and Miguel’s paths cross on a subway ride, it seems like the beginning of a new romance, but Andrés doesn’t know which direction to take.
Swirl (Director: Petersen Vargas, 2015, Philippines, 4 minutes) Two girls fall in and out of love through the course of a day, in reverse.