READY TO DIE

Haunted by visions of her traumatic past, a woman who lost her faith struggles to adapt to her new world views. NEW ENGLAND SHORTS PROGRAM TWO Includes the short films: FISH (11min), READY TO DIE (9min), WHITE SPACE (12min), A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY (11min), OUTSIDE (14min), and SOMERVILLE FOR ALL (17min).

WHITE SPACE

Four women of color who grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, reflect on what it takes to navigate white spaces and share stories of inner strength, fear, paranoia, and resilience. NEW ENGLAND SHORTS PROGRAM TWO Includes the short films: FISH (11min), READY TO DIE (9min), WHITE SPACE (12min), A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY (11min), OUTSIDE (14min), and SOMERVILLE FOR ALL (17min).

A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY

A Story of Faith and Resolve: Boston’s Black Nativity, explores the rich artistic and cultural history of this majestic production, now in its 50th year. NEW ENGLAND SHORTS PROGRAM TWO Includes the short films: FISH (11min), READY TO DIE (9min), WHITE SPACE (12min), A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY (11min), OUTSIDE (14min), and SOMERVILLE FOR ALL (17min).

OUTSIDE

A homeless teen tries to befriend a suburban private-schooler while procuring him a bottle of booze. NEW ENGLAND SHORTS PROGRAM TWO Includes the short films: FISH (11min), READY TO DIE (9min), WHITE SPACE (12min), A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY (11min), OUTSIDE (14min), and SOMERVILLE FOR ALL (17min).

SOMERVILLE FOR ALL

A dedicated group of community organizers, activists, and families fight to keep their once “undesirable” city from succumbing to the powers of gentrification. NEW ENGLAND SHORTS PROGRAM TWO Includes the short films: FISH (11min), READY TO DIE (9min), WHITE SPACE (12min), A STORY OF FAITH AND RESOLVE: BOSTON’S BLACK NATIVITY (11min), OUTSIDE (14min), and SOMERVILLE FOR ALL (17min).

PURE

On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her queer identity and questions her purity. QUEER SHORTS PROGRAM ONE Includes the short films: PURE (12min), THE TAILOR (16min), NOOR & LAYLA (13min), ELEVEN WEEKS (14min), LEAP (2min), BREAK IN (16min), ROADKILL (15min), and NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 (6min).

ELEVEN WEEKS

Carla Jean Johnson accepts her fast and aggressive cancer diagnosis with clarity and grace while photographer Anna Kuperberg, her long time wife, documents their final days and weeks together. QUEER SHORTS PROGRAM ONE Includes the short films: PURE (12min), THE TAILOR (16min), NOOR & LAYLA (13min), ELEVEN WEEKS (14min), LEAP (2min), BREAK IN (16min), ROADKILL (15min), and NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 (6min).

BREAK IN

What’s worse than writing erotic fiction about your crush? Accidentally texting it to her. QUEER SHORTS PROGRAM ONE Includes the short films: PURE (12min), THE TAILOR (16min), NOOR & LAYLA (13min), ELEVEN WEEKS (14min), LEAP (2min), BREAK IN (16min), ROADKILL (15min), and NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 (6min).

ROADKILL

Tillie’s lonely life as a roadkill removal worker is destabilized when Wanda, a lively stranger, comes to town. QUEER SHORTS PROGRAM ONE Includes the short films: PURE (12min), THE TAILOR (16min), NOOR & LAYLA (13min), ELEVEN WEEKS (14min), LEAP (2min), BREAK IN (16min), ROADKILL (15min), and NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 (6min).

NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100

This short documentary explores the life of renowned poet Naomi Replanksy as she celebrates her 100th year. QUEER SHORTS PROGRAM ONE Includes the short films: PURE (12min), THE TAILOR (16min), NOOR & LAYLA (13min), ELEVEN WEEKS (14min), LEAP (2min), BREAK IN (16min), ROADKILL (15min), and NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 (6min).