Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11:30 am

Queer Student Shorts

presented in association with Frameline40


3117 Sixteenth Street (at Valencia)

San Francisco, CA 94103

presented in association with Frameline40 and The Queer Cinema Institute
sponsored by 49ers Foundation

Admission: $10 General/$8 Frameline Members
Advance tickets available here.

SCREENING: Bittersweet (2015) by Allen Martsch; Do Not Think For a Moment (2015) by Adria Siu and Vivian Wang; Persistence of Memory (2015) by Natalie Tsui; Pink Boy (2015) by Eric Rockey; Veracity (2015) by Seith Mann; Vessels (2015) by Arkasha Stevenson

Complete information on the films screening available here.

Expected to attend: Director Adria Siu (Do Not Think For a Moment), Director Vivian Wang (Do Not Think For a Moment), Director Natalie Tsui (Persistence of Memory), Cinematographer Silvia Turchin (Persistence of Memory)

The strength and resilience of the queer community and family is at the fore of this diverse program of shorts. Pink Boy showcases the love between a butch mother and her feminine son, in one sense opposites, but united by a determination to be who they truly are. An anxious high school student scrambles to get back the love note he accidentally sent to his crush in Bittersweet. Three Asian American women share their experiences, frustrations, and identity amid the backdrop of San Francisco’s Castro District and other neighborhoods in Do Not Think For a Moment. In the experimental sci-fi short Persistence of Memory, a reserved programmer grapples with the loss of her beloved as she begins employment at a controversial tech company specializing in artificial companions. A young transgender woman considers a dangerous black market procedure that may be her only way to gain a more feminine body, in Vessels. Written by Janaya Green when she was a high school senior in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, Veracity explores the tensions and stigma of being queer in the Black community, as well as the ways in which we save each other.

With special thanks to the Queer Cinema Institute at San Francisco State University.

— Karly Stark

Pictured above: Do Not Think For a Moment (2015) by Adria Siu