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Provincetown Film Festival 2022


24TH ANNUAL PROVINCETOWN FILM FESTIVAL

Join us June 15 - 19, 2022 for five days of unflinching cinema! The Provincetown Film Festival (PIFF) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of emerging as well as acclaimed directors, producers and actors. We are committed to serving communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved, but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression. Now in it’s 24th successful year, PIFF has permanently established itself as the largest cultural event in lower Cape Cod and Provincetown's premier cultural event, attracting 10,000 plus film-goers, movie buffs, and arts patrons. This 5-day festival showcases over 80 American and international independent narrative, documentary and animated features and shorts as well as panel discussions and special events.

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WEDNESDAY

7:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVECOMEDYDRAMAHISTORICALINTERNATIONAL

ONE SECOND

A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes up a relationship with a homeless female vagabond in legendary director Zhang Yimou’s (Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers) latest film, an intimate and darkly funny fable about their shared search for a very important strip of film. ONE SECOND embeds an unmistakably barbed rumination on Chinese history and culture within a poignant ode to…“ONE SECOND”

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2020, United States, 104 minutes, Directed by Zhang Yimou

Cast: Zhang Yi, Liu Haocun, Fan Wei

7:00 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVEOPENING NIGHTCOMEDYDRAMA

GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE

Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) is a retired school teacher yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan, which involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). Having never had an orgasm, despite a long marriage, Nancy decides to take charge to rectify her situation. Leo arrives at her plus London hotel ready to assist and their…“GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE”

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2022, United Kingdom, Directed by Sophie Hyde

Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack

7:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYLGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

FRAMING AGNES

Taking as its starting point the pioneering trans woman immortalized via a 1960’s UCLA gender health study, FRAMING AGNES broadens focus to reenvision the trans experience throughout culture and history, upending long-held conventions in this unmistakably bold and original reframing of the conversation. Taking the form of a meta-retro chat show, director Joynt and an impressive cast blend fiction and documentary as they embody the…“FRAMING AGNES”

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2022, CanadaUnited States, 75 minutes, Directed by Chase Joynt

7:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS

L’AMOUR REBELLE

This mini-opera, animated in charcoal, reimagines Bizet’s Carmen, exploring issues of sexuality & consent. L’Amour Rebelle will be shown before the documentary film FRAMING AGNES Wednesday, June 15th @ 7:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 9:30 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema

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2022, United Kingdom, 4 minutes, Directed by Leo Crane

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

DOCUMENTARYLGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

MAMA BEARS

Did you know there are over 30,000 conservative, Christian mothers in America who accept their LGBTQ+ children and identify as “mama bears”? Although they may have grown up as evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their children safe — even if it rips their worlds apart. MAMA BEARS (directed by PIFF alum Dareshi Kyi, Chavela)…“MAMA BEARS”

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2022, United States, 90 minutes, Directed by Dareshi Kyi

9:45 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONAL

WILDHOOD

In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis. When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and the boys make a run for a better life. On the road they meet Pasmay, a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the three journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, and love…“WILDHOOD”

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2021, Canada, 99 minutes, Directed by Bretten Hannam

Cast: Philip Lewitski, Josha Odjick, Avery Winters-Anthony

THURSDAY

11:00 AM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALSCIENCE

FIRE OF LOVE

Intrepid volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft dedicated their lives to their work, hoping to truly understand the majestic and destructive natural phenomena. Along the way, they captured hundreds of hours of video and photographic evidence of volcanic eruptions around the world. Sara Dosa weaves the Kraffts’ awe-inspiring footage into her layered, creative ode to not only the subject of their studies but also the texture…“FIRE OF LOVE”

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2022, CanadaUnited States, 93 minutes, Directed by Sara Dosa

11:00 AM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVEDRAMALGBTQ+

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE

East Coast Premiere Author Priya Sura found breakout success with her memoir about her abusive father and has since made a career of exploring her own trauma through a feminist lens. Lately, she has been finding it harder and harder to have an emotional connection in her writing. Now she’s mining someone else’s trauma by interviewing Nic, her nephew by marriage, about his history of…“I’LL SHOW YOU MINE”

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2022, United States, 102 minutes, Directed by Megan Griffiths

Cast: Casey Thomas Brown, Poorna Jagannathan

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPESSTREAMING AVAILABLEEXPERIMENTAL

THE BLAZING

A mysterious frequency seeps its way into the airwaves. Felt around the globe, its terrifying effects transform the fabric of reality. SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPES:Thursday, June 16th @ 11:30 a.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 26 minutes, Directed by Jonathan Caouette

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPESSTREAMING AVAILABLE

JUDY’S THOUGHTS

In 1981, a vibrant mother made an audio recording of her thoughts as her life was slipping away. Her daughter couldn’t bring herself to listen, until now. SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPES:Thursday, June 16th @ 11:30 a.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Melody Gilbert, Igor Myakotin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, Unites States, 12 minutes, Directed by Melody Gilbert

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPESSTREAMING AVAILABLESOCIAL ISSUES

DÍA A DÍA, 2020: A DAY AT A TIME

A window into how 2020 radically transformed the way Colombian immigrants in Minnesota celebrate culture, aid community, and attempt to thrive in the current overlapping crises. SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPES:Thursday, June 16th @ 11:30 a.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 26 minutes, Directed by Tahiel Jimenez Medina

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPESSTREAMING AVAILABLE

HIS IMAGE

An amplified sense of place that nonetheless leaves one feeling unmoored, the destabilization of loss layered with a new, raw potential…these relatable states of being are invoked through image and voice in Cam Archer’s new film. SHORTS 6: DREAMSCAPES:Thursday, June 16th @ 11:30 a.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Cam Archer

11:30 AM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVECOMEDYFAMILY FRIENDLY

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Q&A with Jenny Slate at Thursday’s screening! Marcel, a shell, ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother, Connie, and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. When a documentary filmmaker discovers them, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, unprecedented dangers, and a…“MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON”

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2021, United States, 90 minutes, Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp

Cast: Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini, Dean Fleischer-Camp

1:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

DOCUMENTARYSOCIAL ISSUES

BAD AXE

After returning to his rural hometown of Bad Axe, MI at the start of the pandemic, an Asian-American filmmaker documents his family’s struggles to keep their restaurant open. When the BLM movement takes center stage, the family uses their voice to speak out in a town where Trumpism runs deep. What unfolds is an intimate, real-time portrait of 2020 through the lens of the family’s…“BAD AXE”

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2022, United States, 100 minutes, Directed by David Siev

2:00 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONALROMANCE

BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE

An intimate love triangle is at the center of veteran director Claire Denis’ bold new work. Sara (Juliette Binoche) and her husband Jean (Vincent Lindon) return home from vacation to a wintry Paris, where Sara works as a radio host. Jean, a former professional rugby player with a prison record, is an absent father to his teen son Marcus. When Sara glimpses her estranged ex-boyfriend…“BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE”

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2022, France, 116 minutes, Directed by Claire Denis

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLE

RATED R

A dark-as-midnight comedy about an 8-year-old boy who plots a heist to sneak into his first R-Rated movie. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Reid Antin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 12 minutes, Directed by Reid Antin

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLEART

BASKETART COURT

Performance artist Xray Aims transforms a Covid-abandoned basketball court into an expansive outdoor installation. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND:Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Xray Aims Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 3 minutes, Directed by Xray Aims

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLEBIOGRAPHICAL

REGGIE CABRAL: LARGER THAN LIFE TERRORIST

A portrait of Provincetown legend and owner of the A-House—Reggie Cabral. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND:Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Adam Golub Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 11 minutes, Directed by Adam Golub, Sylvaine Alfaro

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONALWAR

KLONDIKE

A pair of expectant parents in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed territory in 2014, the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the crash of flight MH17 ignites the tension enveloping their village. Writer-director Maryna Er Gorbach creates a meaningful, empathetic ode to resilience as KLONDIKE viscerally delineates…“KLONDIKE”

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2022, Ukraine, 102 minutes, Directed by Maryna Er Gorbach

Cast: Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergey Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLE

CHEEKY – NFT – DANCE

Granular skirmish: In the Flesh, Western Sunset, Sea Green, Bubble Yum!, Blue. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Jay Critchley Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 2 minutes, Directed by Jay Critchley

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLE

HAVE A GOOD ONE

Steven climbs to a building’s rooftop to end it all only to find someone already there. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 7 minutes, Directed by Alex Edelman

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLE

SKIN & BONE

A drifter begins having haunting visions after taking a job on a secluded farm. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Eli Powers Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 17 minutes, Directed by Eli Powers

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLE

WHERE IT HAPPENED

Ruby imagines a revenge fantasy to help cope with her sexual assault as a teen. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Raissa Reis Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 14 minutes, Directed by Raissa Reis

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLE

DAVEY’S LULLABY

A middle-aged man with Down Syndrome faces an uncertain future when his mother is no longer able to help him. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND:Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Adam Deyoe Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 9 minutes, Directed by Adam Deyoe

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLANDSTREAMING AVAILABLECOMEDYLGBTQ+

MONSIEUR LE BUTCH

A meta-comedy about the line between the stories we tell ourselves and the stories that get told about us. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Jude Dry Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 12 minutes, Directed by Jude Dry

3:30 PM / RED ROOM at VELVET

CONVERSATIONS

NEXT WAVE AWARD: JENNY SLATE & BOWEN YANG

ABOUT JENNY SLATE: Hailing from Milton, MA, critically-acclaimed actress, comedian, and New York Times bestselling author Jenny Slate is one of the most versatile creators in Hollywood. Slate was a standout cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2013-2015, and quickly transitioned to television and film work, making her feature film debut in 2014 in the award-winning Obvious Child (2014 Official PIFF Selection). Slate shines…“Next Wave Award: JENNY SLATE & BOWEN YANG”

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4:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALFEMINISMSOCIAL ISSUES

MY NAME IS ANDREA

New England Premiere MY NAME IS ANDREA is about one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and the ways it impacts every woman’s daily life. Striking performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg,…“MY NAME IS ANDREA”

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2022, United States, 90 minutes, Directed by Pratibha Parmar

4:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 5: TRAILBLAZERSSTREAMING AVAILABLEBIOGRAPHICALLGBTQ+

DAWN: A CHARLESTON LEGEND

Dawn Langley Simmons was one of the first transgender and interracial marriage pioneers. A celebrated author and heir to a fortune, Dawn lived in a Charleston mansion before her life radically changed. SHORTS 5: TRAILBLAZERS:Thursday, June 16th @ 4:30 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Ron Davis Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 40 minutes, Directed by Ron Davis

4:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 5: TRAILBLAZERSHISTORICALSOCIAL ISSUES

THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT

She was once as famous as Jackie O — and then she tried to take down a President. Martha Mitchell was the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: a Republican wife who was discredited by Nixon to keep her quiet. Until now. SHORTS 5: TRAILBLAZERS:Thursday, June 16th @ 4:30 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Anne Alvergue, Debra McClutchy

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2022, United States, 40 minutes, Directed by Anne Alvergue, Debra McClutchy

4:30 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVECOMEDYDRAMA

CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH

Fresh out of college, aimless Andrew finds his unlikely calling as a bar mitzvah party starter and an even more unlikely bond with local single mom Domino (Dakota Johnson) and her tween daughter. CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH is a delightful and thoughtful dramedy about young love and growing up that brims with hopeless romanticism and emotional honesty, featuring stellar performances from its entire star-studded ensemble…“CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH”

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2022, United States, 106 minutes, Directed by Cooper Raiff

Cast: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Raúl Castillo, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALLGBTQ+

ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY

North American Premiere Drawn to the drag scene as a student in the 1950s and identifying as both butch lesbian and between genders, Esther Newton has spent six decades writing about and forging queer communities; and her 1972 book Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America is noted as the first rigorous academic/anthropological study of queer community in modern history. ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY is…“ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY”

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2022, United States, 92 minutes, Directed by Jean Carlomusto

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVESPOTLIGHTINTERNATIONALLGBTQ+

GIRL PICTURE

Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö frankly swap stories of their frustrations and expectations regarding love and sex. Volatile misfit Mimmi, unexpectedly swept up in the thrill of a new romance with champion skater Emma, struggles to adjust to the trust and compromise required by a lasting relationship. Meanwhile, the indefatigable Rönkkö hits the teen party scene, stumbling through a series of awkward encounters with members…“GIRL PICTURE”

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2022, Finland, 100 minutes, Directed by Alli Haapasalo

Cast: Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino

7:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

NARRATIVEDRAMA

A LOVE SONG

Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding, and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Channeling the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others — on the road, in the…“A LOVE SONG”

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2022, United States, 82 minutes, Directed by Max Walker-Silverman

Cast: Dale Dickey, Wes Studi

7:00 PM / TOWN HALL

DOCUMENTARYLGBTQ+

ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY

New England Premiere More than outrageous fashions, hunky models, and scandalous undies, ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY is a journey across three decades of the iconic catalog’s lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and gay rights—a publication that changed the way men looked and how the world looked at them. With a circulation of over 3 million, the catalog successfully appealed to both gay and…“ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY”

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2022, United States, 83 minutes, Directed by Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed

7:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVEDARK COMEDYLGBTQ+

CHRISSY JUDY

World Premiere Every gay man needs a good Judy, so when his best friend and creative partner suddenly couples off and moves away, an ambitious New York drag queen determined for the limelight must reinvent himself or risk becoming an irrelevant solo act both onstage and off. CHRISSY JUDY is a dark comedy that peers into the underbelly of queer culture and examine the struggles…“CHRISSY JUDY”

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2022, United States, 97 minutes, Directed by Todd Flaherty

Cast: Todd Flaherty, Wyatt Fenner, Joey Taranto, Kiyon Spencer, João Santos, James Tison

9:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONALLGBTQ+

LONESOME

In this sexually explicit drama, a scandal drives Casey from his small Australian town to Sydney, where he meets Tib, another scarred, isolated young man similarly exploring his desires. The two grow close enough to eventually share their emotional wounds. Both may feel isolated in different ways, but perhaps this will be the relationship that sticks. Director Craig Boreham’s film is a sensitive and timely…“LONESOME”

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2022, Australia, 95 minutes, Directed by Craig Boreham

Cast: Josh Lavery, Daniel Gabriel, Anni Finsterer, Ian Roberts

9:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYAUTOBIOGRAPHICALBIPOC

BEBA

BEBA is a poetic, raw, and ruthless coming of age tale, in which a young NYC-born and bred Afro-Latina stares down historical, societal, and generational trauma with unflinching courage. Filmmaker Rebeca Huntt turns the camera on herself and her family as she uncovers truths about her family members that allow her to reflect further on her own experiences. This stunning and lyrical debut explores both…“BEBA”

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2021, MexicoUnited States, 79 minutes, Directed by Rebeca Huntt

9:30 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVESPOTLIGHTCOMEDYCRIME

PINK FLAMINGOS

50th Anniversary Screening! New 4K Restoration by Criterion Collection! John Waters made bad taste perversely transcendent with the forever shocking counterculture sensation PINK FLAMINGOS, his most infamous and daring cinematic transgression. Outré diva Divine is iconic as the wanted criminal hiding out with her family of degenerates in a trailer outside Baltimore while reveling in her tabloid notoriety as the “Filthiest Person Alive.” When a…“PINK FLAMINGOS”

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1972, United States, 93 minutes, Directed by John Waters

Cast: Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Pat Moran

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALLGBTQ+

LOVING HIGHSMITH

LOVING HIGHSMITH is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her own troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing and includes her big screen adaptations: Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley and her partly autobiographic Carol, known as the first American lesbian story with a happy…“LOVING HIGHSMITH”

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2022, GermanySwitzerland, 84 minutes, Directed by Eva Vitija

FRIDAY

11:00 AM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVEDRAMAFAMILYNEW ENGLAND

OVER/UNDER

East Coast Premiere It’s the summer of 2002 and Violet and Stella are inseparable nine-year-olds. They spend their days in New England playing in waves, catching butterflies, and spying on nude adults at the beach. When summer ends, they each return to their regular lives in California. Over the next few summers, boys, family trauma, and the desire to “fit in” all begin to threaten…“OVER/UNDER”

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2022, United States, 88 minutes, Directed by Sophia Silver

Cast: Emajean Bullock, Anastasia Veronica Lee

11:00 AM / ART HOUSE 1

SHORTS

FLIGHT

Two close friends learn how to say goodbye to each other when one of them plans to move away during the summer. FLIGHT will be shown before the narrative film OVER/UNDER Friday, June 17th @ 11 a.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 7 p.m., Art House 2

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2021, United States, 4 minutes, Directed by Louise Nessralla

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYFEMINISM

GIRL TALK

Amidst the cut-throat and traditionally male-dominated world of high school debate, a group of young women lead the Newton South debate team, a rare elite team in MA with nearly half female members and only a part-time volunteer coach – where the students are responsible for mentoring and supporting one another. GIRL TALK is an enlightening, timely portrait of young women striving to embrace their…“GIRL TALK”

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2022, United States, 91 minutes, Directed by Lucia Small

11:30 AM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVECOMEDYDRAMAINTERNATIONAL

OFFICIAL COMPETITION

Penélope Cruz stars as a renowned filmmaker hired by a billionaire entrepreneur to create the movie of the century, starring two handsome leading men (Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martinez). The legendary nemeses sling jabs at one another over who is a bigger sellout, while Cruz tries to teach them both how to really act. The stars undergo a series of increasingly eccentric tasks that force…“OFFICIAL COMPETITION”

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2021, ArgentinaSpain, 114 minutes, Directed by Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat

Cast: Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martinez

11:30 AM / ART HOUSE 2

SPECIAL SCREENINGSINTERNATIONAL

SECRET SCREENING

Join us for a very special advance sneak screening of a raucous new film from an acclaimed French master ahead of its official North American premiere later this June. We can’t tell you what it is, but you won’t be disappointed to be among the first to see the film John Waters’ called “a real lu-lu…I loved it!”

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1:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVEDARK COMEDYLGBTQ+

CHRISSY JUDY

World Premiere Every gay man needs a good Judy, so when his best friend and creative partner suddenly couples off and moves away, an ambitious New York drag queen determined for the limelight must reinvent himself or risk becoming an irrelevant solo act both onstage and off. CHRISSY JUDY is a dark comedy that peers into the underbelly of queer culture and examine the struggles…“CHRISSY JUDY”

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2022, United States, 97 minutes, Directed by Todd Flaherty

Cast: Todd Flaherty, Wyatt Fenner, Joey Taranto, Kiyon Spencer, João Santos, James Tison

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYBIPOCENVIRONMENTALINTERNATIONAL

THE TERRITORY

THE TERRITORY follows the vital, inspiring fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people of Brazil to defend their land from non-Indigenous farmers intent on colonizing their protected territory in the Amazon rainforest. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people and filmed over the course of several years, the debut feature of Alex Spitz offers an authentic portrait of an Indigenous community’s daily life and struggles and chronicles…“THE TERRITORY”

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2022, BrazilDenmarkUnited States, 83 minutes, Directed by Alex Pritz

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVEDRAMA

A LOVE SONG

Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding, and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Channeling the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others — on the road, in the…“A LOVE SONG”

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2022, United States, 82 minutes, Directed by Max Walker-Silverman

Cast: Dale Dickey, Wes Studi

2:00 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVETHRILLER

EMILY THE CRIMINAL

Bogged down by student debt and with her path to career advancement blocked by her minor criminal record, Emily (Aubrey Plaza) struggles to barely make a living. After finding herself swept up in a local stolen credit card racket, she is seduced by her new lifestyle and the dangerous world of black market capitalism. EMILY THE CRIMINAL is a tense and compelling thriller, heartbreakingly tied…“EMILY THE CRIMINAL”

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2022, United States, 93 minutes, Directed by John Patton Ford

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Gina Gershon

4:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVEDRAMA

MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE

East Coast Premiere Haunted by the memory of a woman he loved and lost, an isolated Ian prefers to relive his history rather than confront a grim present without her. Writer-Directors Samantha Soule and Daniel Talbott mine tremendous atmospheric tension from the film’s setting on Washington’s Whidbey Island as they spin an intimate and creative portrait of the difficulty one man faces in escaping the…“MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE”

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2022, United States, 84 minutes, Directed by Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott

Cast: Merritt Wever, Chris Stack, Samantha Soule

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

STEPHEN + JAMES: BEST GIRLFRIENDS

A love letter to a New York City in the not-too-distant past where the only apps were served before dinner and the thrill of gay sex was always just around the corner or on a pier or in a backroom or even Hoboken, New Jersey. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House…“STEPHEN + JAMES: BEST GIRLFRIENDS”

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2021, United States, 4 minutes, Directed by Dave Quantic

4:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYBIPOCHISTORICAL

AFTER SHERMAN

Under the orders of General William Sherman, the ancestral home of the Gullah people was originally deeded to freed slaves after the Civil War. But when the real estate of the southern U.S. coast is eyed by the wealthy, tax hikes and land auctions threaten the homes of the people who have been stewards of the region for generations. Beautifully layered and expressionistic, AFTER SHERMAN…“AFTER SHERMAN”

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2022, United States, 88 minutes, Directed by Jon-Sesrie Goff

4:30 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVESPECIAL SCREENINGSCOMEDYLGBTQ+ROMANCE

FIRE ISLAND

PIFF alum Andrew Ahn (Spa Night, Driveways) returns with FIRE ISLAND–an unapologetic, modern day rom-com showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Set in the iconic Pines, Fire Island and inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centers around two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and 2022 PIFF Next Wave honoree Bowen Yang) who set out…“FIRE ISLAND”

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2022, United States, 105 minutes, Directed by Andrew Ahn

Cast: Bowen Yang, Joel Kim Booster, Matt Rogers, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Margaret Cho

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

STARFUCKERS

An intimate evening between a film director and an escort is disrupted when a familiar face arrives. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Antonio Marziale Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 14 minutes, Directed by Antonio Marziale

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

TANK FAIRY

The Tank Fairy’s arrival upends the life of Jojo, a lonely ten-year-old who dreams of dancing and drag. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Taiwan, 9 minutes, Directed by Erich Rettstadt

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

LITTLE SKY

Haunted by their childhood memories, Chinese American drag sensation Sky returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Canada, 13 minutes, Directed by Jess X. Snow

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

TOO ROUGH

After a night of intoxication, a hungover and hysterical Nick wakes up next to his boyfriend Charlie and must conceal him from his own homophobic and dysfunctional family. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th, 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United Kingdom, 15 minutes, Directed by Sean Lionadh

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

WARSHA

A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes, where he is able to find his freedom. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Lebanon, 15 minutes, Directed by Dania Bdeir

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

LEATHERBOY

A young man in the rural Midwest tries to deny a budding interest in leather. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th, 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 8 minutes, Directed by Jack McGreal

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

LOVE, BARBARA

A moving tribute to Barbara Hammer through the eyes of her partner Florrie Burck. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Brydie O’Connor Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Brydie O’Connor

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2LGBTQ+

HOLDING MOSES

A non-binary queer woman taps into her experiences with Butoh dance and the off-Broadway show Stomp to learn how to parent her profoundly disabled son. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2

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2022, United States, 16 minutes, Directed by Rivkah Beth Medow, Co-Directed by Jen Rainin

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLEANIMATIONLGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

POTTERO

An animated film based on family folklore and issues surrounding mental health, accessible healthcare, and social mobility. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Lindsey Martin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2020, United States, 10 minutes, Directed by Lindsey Martin

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

FERNANDA

An angry Latinx dyke in her twenties wants to make the world a better place, but can barely keep her own life together. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 12 minutes, Directed by Mary Angelica Molina

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

THE ONLY BEAUTIFUL THING

Nikki and her partner Margaux agree to foster Sinatra, but we soon find out this act of generosity comes with strings attached. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Elizabeth Irwin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2020, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Elizabeth Irwin

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

UNDRESSED

Cléo is a struggling actress. She finds it difficult to communicate her newfound activity to her girlfriend even though she is empowered by it. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, France, 9 minutes, Directed by Elina Street

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

WORK

Struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend, Gabriela impulsively decides to drop into an old job, where she unexpectedly runs into a friend from her past. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 13 minutes, Directed by April Maxey

7:00 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVEDRAMANEW ENGLANDROMANCE

THE GOOD HOUSE

When New England realtor Hildy Good tries to do business with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell, their rekindled romance ignites long-buried emotions and family secrets that propel Hildy toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself. Anchored by a towering performance by Sigourney Weaver, assisted by a strong supporting cast led by Kevin Kline, THE GOOD HOUSE expertly explores…“THE GOOD HOUSE”

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2021, United States, 114 minutes, Directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney

7:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYHISTORICALINTERNATIONAL

THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING

THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING presents a brief home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to figuratively postpone its ending. The film is a haunting essay about history and memory. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet. The three minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the…“THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING”

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2021, NetherlandsUnited Kingdom, 69 minutes, Directed by Bianca Stigter

7:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYSPOTLIGHTBIPOC

SELL/BUY/DATE

East Coast Premiere SELL/BUY/DATE is a hybrid doc/narrative following Tony-winning performer and comedian Sarah Jones. As a mixed-race Black woman in America, Sarah, alongside the multicultural characters she’s known for, explores her own personal relationship to one of the most relevant issues in our current cultural climate: the sex industry, and the surprisingly diverse range of people whose lives it touches. Through interviews and monologues,…“SELL/BUY/DATE”

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2022, United States, 97 minutes, Directed by Sarah Jones

Cast: Sarah Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lotus Lain, Ilana Glazer, Bryan Cranston

8:30 PM / MACMILLAN PIER

NARRATIVESPECIAL SCREENINGSCOMEDY

WAITING FOR GUFFMAN

When the town of Blaine, MO, approaches its sesquicentennial, there’s only one way to celebrate: with a musical revue called “Red, White and Blaine.” Hoping the show will be his ticket back to Broadway, impresario Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) rounds up a cast of enthusiastic but untalented locals (Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara) to perform his masterwork. But, when Corky reveals that theater…“WAITING FOR GUFFMAN”

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1996, United States, 84 minutes, Directed by Christopher Guest

Cast: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard

9:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALFEMINISMSOCIAL ISSUES

MY NAME IS ANDREA

New England Premiere MY NAME IS ANDREA is about one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and the ways it impacts every woman’s daily life. Striking performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg,…“MY NAME IS ANDREA”

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2022, United States, 90 minutes, Directed by Pratibha Parmar

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLEART

PAINT & PITCHFORK

Profile of celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley provides insight into their unique perspectives on painting. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 9 minutes

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLE

SAY UNCLE

After being estranged for almost a decade, former best friends Jake and Drew reunite so that Drew can ask Jake the age-old queer question… can I have your sperm to make a baby? SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Screenwriter Peter Knegt Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, Canada, 12 minutes, Directed by James Cooper

9:30 PM / TOWN HALL

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALINTERNATIONAL

MY OLD SCHOOL

The astonishing true story of Scotland’s most notorious imposter is unveiled in a creative documentary that finally reveals the truth behind one of the most incredible stories of the last 30 years. As Alan Cumming brilliantly gives life to the testimony of imposter Brandon Lee amidst 90s-style animated “reenactments,” a chorus of Lee’s real-life classmates tell their versions of the story as only those who…“MY OLD SCHOOL”

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2022, United Kingdom, 104 minutes, Directed by Jono McLeod

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLEBIPOCLGBTQ+

THE HOUSE OF LABEIJA

A poetic documentary that pays homage to the House of LaBeija through a series of letters from its members. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Fredgy Noël Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 10 minutes, Directed by Fredgy Noël

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLE

A BETTER HALF

A man comes face to face with the person he feels is responsible for his troubled life. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Marco Calvani Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 18 minutes, Directed by Marco Calvani

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLE

FANMI

Heartbroken following a break-up, Martine receives an unexpected visit from her mother. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Canada, 14 minutes, Directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, Carmine Pierre-Dufour

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

CANS CAN’T STAND

Since 1982, police have weaponized Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 18 minutes, Directed by Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLEDARK COMEDY

EMPTY HANDS

A dark surreal comedy about a depressed undertaker who finds solace among the dead people he looks after. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Paolo Marinou-Blanco

9:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONALWAR

KLONDIKE

A pair of expectant parents in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed territory in 2014, the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the crash of flight MH17 ignites the tension enveloping their village. Writer-director Maryna Er Gorbach creates a meaningful, empathetic ode to resilience as KLONDIKE viscerally delineates…“KLONDIKE”

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2022, Ukraine, 102 minutes, Directed by Maryna Er Gorbach

Cast: Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergey Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina

SATURDAY

11:00 AM / ART HOUSE 1

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALSCIENCE

FIRE OF LOVE

Intrepid volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft dedicated their lives to their work, hoping to truly understand the majestic and destructive natural phenomena. Along the way, they captured hundreds of hours of video and photographic evidence of volcanic eruptions around the world. Sara Dosa weaves the Kraffts’ awe-inspiring footage into her layered, creative ode to not only the subject of their studies but also the texture…“FIRE OF LOVE”

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2022, CanadaUnited States, 93 minutes, Directed by Sara Dosa

11:30 AM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVECOMEDYDRAMA

CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH

Fresh out of college, aimless Andrew finds his unlikely calling as a bar mitzvah party starter and an even more unlikely bond with local single mom Domino (Dakota Johnson) and her tween daughter. CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH is a delightful and thoughtful dramedy about young love and growing up that brims with hopeless romanticism and emotional honesty, featuring stellar performances from its entire star-studded ensemble…“CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH”

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2022, United States, 106 minutes, Directed by Cooper Raiff

Cast: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Raúl Castillo, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann

11:30 AM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYLGBTQ+

ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY

New England Premiere More than outrageous fashions, hunky models, and scandalous undies, ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY is a journey across three decades of the iconic catalog’s lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and gay rights—a publication that changed the way men looked and how the world looked at them. With a circulation of over 3 million, the catalog successfully appealed to both gay and…“ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY”

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2022, United States, 83 minutes, Directed by Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONAL

WILDHOOD

In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis. When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and the boys make a run for a better life. On the road they meet Pasmay, a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the three journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, and love…“WILDHOOD”

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2021, Canada, 99 minutes, Directed by Bretten Hannam

Cast: Philip Lewitski, Josha Odjick, Avery Winters-Anthony

1:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVESPOTLIGHTINTERNATIONALLGBTQ+

GIRL PICTURE

Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö frankly swap stories of their frustrations and expectations regarding love and sex. Volatile misfit Mimmi, unexpectedly swept up in the thrill of a new romance with champion skater Emma, struggles to adjust to the trust and compromise required by a lasting relationship. Meanwhile, the indefatigable Rönkkö hits the teen party scene, stumbling through a series of awkward encounters with members…“GIRL PICTURE”

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2022, Finland, 100 minutes, Directed by Alli Haapasalo

Cast: Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

TANK FAIRY

The Tank Fairy’s arrival upends the life of Jojo, a lonely ten-year-old who dreams of dancing and drag. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Taiwan, 9 minutes, Directed by Erich Rettstadt

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

WARSHA

A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes, where he is able to find his freedom. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Lebanon, 15 minutes, Directed by Dania Bdeir

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

STARFUCKERS

An intimate evening between a film director and an escort is disrupted when a familiar face arrives. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Antonio Marziale Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 14 minutes, Directed by Antonio Marziale

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

LITTLE SKY

Haunted by their childhood memories, Chinese American drag sensation Sky returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Canada, 13 minutes, Directed by Jess X. Snow

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

LEATHERBOY

A young man in the rural Midwest tries to deny a budding interest in leather. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th, 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 8 minutes, Directed by Jack McGreal

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

TOO ROUGH

After a night of intoxication, a hungover and hysterical Nick wakes up next to his boyfriend Charlie and must conceal him from his own homophobic and dysfunctional family. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th, 2 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United Kingdom, 15 minutes, Directed by Sean Lionadh

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYSOCIAL ISSUES

BAD AXE

After returning to his rural hometown of Bad Axe, MI at the start of the pandemic, an Asian-American filmmaker documents his family’s struggles to keep their restaurant open. When the BLM movement takes center stage, the family uses their voice to speak out in a town where Trumpism runs deep. What unfolds is an intimate, real-time portrait of 2020 through the lens of the family’s…“BAD AXE”

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2022, United States, 100 minutes, Directed by David Siev

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 1STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

STEPHEN + JAMES: BEST GIRLFRIENDS

A love letter to a New York City in the not-too-distant past where the only apps were served before dinner and the thrill of gay sex was always just around the corner or on a pier or in a backroom or even Hoboken, New Jersey. QUEER SHORTS 1: Friday, June 17th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 2 p.m., Art House…“STEPHEN + JAMES: BEST GIRLFRIENDS”

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2021, United States, 4 minutes, Directed by Dave Quantic

2:00 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVECOMEDYDRAMAINTERNATIONAL

OFFICIAL COMPETITION

Penélope Cruz stars as a renowned filmmaker hired by a billionaire entrepreneur to create the movie of the century, starring two handsome leading men (Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martinez). The legendary nemeses sling jabs at one another over who is a bigger sellout, while Cruz tries to teach them both how to really act. The stars undergo a series of increasingly eccentric tasks that force…“OFFICIAL COMPETITION”

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2021, ArgentinaSpain, 114 minutes, Directed by Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat

Cast: Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martinez

4:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVECOMEDYFAMILY FRIENDLY

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Q&A with Jenny Slate at Thursday’s screening! Marcel, a shell, ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother, Connie, and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. When a documentary filmmaker discovers them, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, unprecedented dangers, and a…“MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON”

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2021, United States, 90 minutes, Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp

Cast: Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini, Dean Fleischer-Camp

4:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYHISTORICAL

DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL

New England Premiere The legendary Chelsea Hotel is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York’s most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of artists, most in their later years, still live amidst the scaffolding and constant construction. Against this chaotic backdrop, the film takes us through the hotel’s storied halls, exploring its living body and the bohemian origins that contributed…“DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL”

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2022, BelgiumFranceNetherlandsSwedenUnited States, 80 minutes, Directed by Amélie Van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

THE ONLY BEAUTIFUL THING

Nikki and her partner Margaux agree to foster Sinatra, but we soon find out this act of generosity comes with strings attached. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Elizabeth Irwin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2020, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Elizabeth Irwin

4:30 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVEDRAMAINTERNATIONALROMANCE

BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE

An intimate love triangle is at the center of veteran director Claire Denis’ bold new work. Sara (Juliette Binoche) and her husband Jean (Vincent Lindon) return home from vacation to a wintry Paris, where Sara works as a radio host. Jean, a former professional rugby player with a prison record, is an absent father to his teen son Marcus. When Sara glimpses her estranged ex-boyfriend…“BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE”

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2022, France, 116 minutes, Directed by Claire Denis

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

UNDRESSED

Cléo is a struggling actress. She finds it difficult to communicate her newfound activity to her girlfriend even though she is empowered by it. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, France, 9 minutes, Directed by Elina Street

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

QUEER SHORTS 2STREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+

LOVE, BARBARA

A moving tribute to Barbara Hammer through the eyes of her partner Florrie Burck. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Brydie O’Connor Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Brydie O’Connor

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

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FERNANDA

An angry Latinx dyke in her twenties wants to make the world a better place, but can barely keep her own life together. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 12 minutes, Directed by Mary Angelica Molina

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

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WORK

Struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend, Gabriela impulsively decides to drop into an old job, where she unexpectedly runs into a friend from her past. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 13 minutes, Directed by April Maxey

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

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POTTERO

An animated film based on family folklore and issues surrounding mental health, accessible healthcare, and social mobility. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2 Scheduled to appear: Lindsey Martin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2020, United States, 10 minutes, Directed by Lindsey Martin

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

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HOLDING MOSES

A non-binary queer woman taps into her experiences with Butoh dance and the off-Broadway show Stomp to learn how to parent her profoundly disabled son. QUEER SHORTS 2: Friday, June 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m., Art House 2

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2022, United States, 16 minutes, Directed by Rivkah Beth Medow, Co-Directed by Jen Rainin

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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MONSIEUR LE BUTCH

A meta-comedy about the line between the stories we tell ourselves and the stories that get told about us. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Jude Dry Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 12 minutes, Directed by Jude Dry

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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RATED R

A dark-as-midnight comedy about an 8-year-old boy who plots a heist to sneak into his first R-Rated movie. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Reid Antin Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 12 minutes, Directed by Reid Antin

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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DAVEY’S LULLABY

A middle-aged man with Down Syndrome faces an uncertain future when his mother is no longer able to help him. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND:Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Adam Deyoe Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 9 minutes, Directed by Adam Deyoe

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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CHEEKY – NFT – DANCE

Granular skirmish: In the Flesh, Western Sunset, Sea Green, Bubble Yum!, Blue. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Jay Critchley Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 2 minutes, Directed by Jay Critchley

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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SKIN & BONE

A drifter begins having haunting visions after taking a job on a secluded farm. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Eli Powers Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 17 minutes, Directed by Eli Powers

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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HAVE A GOOD ONE

Steven climbs to a building’s rooftop to end it all only to find someone already there. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 7 minutes, Directed by Alex Edelman

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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BASKETART COURT

Performance artist Xray Aims transforms a Covid-abandoned basketball court into an expansive outdoor installation. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND:Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Xray Aims Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 3 minutes, Directed by Xray Aims

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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WHERE IT HAPPENED

Ruby imagines a revenge fantasy to help cope with her sexual assault as a teen. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND: Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Raissa Reis Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 14 minutes, Directed by Raissa Reis

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

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REGGIE CABRAL: LARGER THAN LIFE TERRORIST

A portrait of Provincetown legend and owner of the A-House—Reggie Cabral. SHORTS 4: NEW ENGLAND:Thursday, June 16th @ 2 p.m., Art House 2Saturday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m., Art House 1 Scheduled to appear: Adam Golub Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 11 minutes, Directed by Adam Golub, Sylvaine Alfaro

7:00 PM / TOWN HALL

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LONESOME

In this sexually explicit drama, a scandal drives Casey from his small Australian town to Sydney, where he meets Tib, another scarred, isolated young man similarly exploring his desires. The two grow close enough to eventually share their emotional wounds. Both may feel isolated in different ways, but perhaps this will be the relationship that sticks. Director Craig Boreham’s film is a sensitive and timely…“LONESOME”

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2022, Australia, 95 minutes, Directed by Craig Boreham

Cast: Josh Lavery, Daniel Gabriel, Anni Finsterer, Ian Roberts

7:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALLGBTQ+

ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY

North American Premiere Drawn to the drag scene as a student in the 1950s and identifying as both butch lesbian and between genders, Esther Newton has spent six decades writing about and forging queer communities; and her 1972 book Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America is noted as the first rigorous academic/anthropological study of queer community in modern history. ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY is…“ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY”

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2022, United States, 92 minutes, Directed by Jean Carlomusto

7:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

SHORTS

FLIGHT

Two close friends learn how to say goodbye to each other when one of them plans to move away during the summer. FLIGHT will be shown before the narrative film OVER/UNDER Friday, June 17th @ 11 a.m., Art House 1 Saturday, June 18th @ 7 p.m., Art House 2

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2021, United States, 4 minutes, Directed by Louise Nessralla

7:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

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OVER/UNDER

East Coast Premiere It’s the summer of 2002 and Violet and Stella are inseparable nine-year-olds. They spend their days in New England playing in waves, catching butterflies, and spying on nude adults at the beach. When summer ends, they each return to their regular lives in California. Over the next few summers, boys, family trauma, and the desire to “fit in” all begin to threaten…“OVER/UNDER”

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2022, United States, 88 minutes, Directed by Sophia Silver

Cast: Emajean Bullock, Anastasia Veronica Lee

8:30 PM / MACMILLAN PIER

NARRATIVESPECIAL SCREENINGSCOMEDYDRAMALGBTQ+ROMANCE

THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE

Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman), a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and is treated badly by bigoted locals because of her sexual identity. She begins an unlikely friendship with one of her school’s popular girls, the affluent Evie (Nicole Parker). But when their friendship blossoms into a romance, the two find themselves struggling with the intricacies and…“THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE”

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1995, United States, 94 minutes, Directed by Maria Maggenti

Cast: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Parker

9:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVEDRAMALGBTQ+

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE

East Coast Premiere Author Priya Sura found breakout success with her memoir about her abusive father and has since made a career of exploring her own trauma through a feminist lens. Lately, she has been finding it harder and harder to have an emotional connection in her writing. Now she’s mining someone else’s trauma by interviewing Nic, her nephew by marriage, about his history of…“I’LL SHOW YOU MINE”

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2022, United States, 102 minutes, Directed by Megan Griffiths

Cast: Casey Thomas Brown, Poorna Jagannathan

9:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYLGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

FRAMING AGNES

Taking as its starting point the pioneering trans woman immortalized via a 1960’s UCLA gender health study, FRAMING AGNES broadens focus to reenvision the trans experience throughout culture and history, upending long-held conventions in this unmistakably bold and original reframing of the conversation. Taking the form of a meta-retro chat show, director Joynt and an impressive cast blend fiction and documentary as they embody the…“FRAMING AGNES”

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2022, CanadaUnited States, 75 minutes, Directed by Chase Joynt

9:30 PM / TOWN HALL

NARRATIVESPECIAL SCREENINGSCOMEDYDRAMAROMANCE

SHORTBUS

New 4K Digital Restoration by Criterion Collection! SHORTBUS explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. A sex therapist who has never had an orgasm, a dominatrix who is unable to connect, a gay couple who are deciding whether to open up their relationship, and the…“SHORTBUS”

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2006, United States, 101 minutes, Directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Cast: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, Mx Justin Vivian Bond

9:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVETHRILLER

EMILY THE CRIMINAL

Bogged down by student debt and with her path to career advancement blocked by her minor criminal record, Emily (Aubrey Plaza) struggles to barely make a living. After finding herself swept up in a local stolen credit card racket, she is seduced by her new lifestyle and the dangerous world of black market capitalism. EMILY THE CRIMINAL is a tense and compelling thriller, heartbreakingly tied…“EMILY THE CRIMINAL”

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2022, United States, 93 minutes, Directed by John Patton Ford

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Gina Gershon

9:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS

L’AMOUR REBELLE

This mini-opera, animated in charcoal, reimagines Bizet’s Carmen, exploring issues of sexuality & consent. L’Amour Rebelle will be shown before the documentary film FRAMING AGNES Wednesday, June 15th @ 7:30 p.m., Art House 2 Saturday, June 18th @ 9:30 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema

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2022, United Kingdom, 4 minutes, Directed by Leo Crane

SUNDAY

11:00 AM / ART HOUSE 1

DOCUMENTARYHISTORICAL

DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL

New England Premiere The legendary Chelsea Hotel is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York’s most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of artists, most in their later years, still live amidst the scaffolding and constant construction. Against this chaotic backdrop, the film takes us through the hotel’s storied halls, exploring its living body and the bohemian origins that contributed…“DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL”

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2022, BelgiumFranceNetherlandsSwedenUnited States, 80 minutes, Directed by Amélie Van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier

11:30 AM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYBIPOCHISTORICAL

AFTER SHERMAN

Under the orders of General William Sherman, the ancestral home of the Gullah people was originally deeded to freed slaves after the Civil War. But when the real estate of the southern U.S. coast is eyed by the wealthy, tax hikes and land auctions threaten the homes of the people who have been stewards of the region for generations. Beautifully layered and expressionistic, AFTER SHERMAN…“AFTER SHERMAN”

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2022, United States, 88 minutes, Directed by Jon-Sesrie Goff

11:30 AM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALLGBTQ+

LOVING HIGHSMITH

LOVING HIGHSMITH is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her own troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing and includes her big screen adaptations: Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley and her partly autobiographic Carol, known as the first American lesbian story with a happy…“LOVING HIGHSMITH”

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2022, GermanySwitzerland, 84 minutes, Directed by Eva Vitija

12:30 PM / TOWN HALL

CONVERSATIONS

EXCELLENCE IN ACTING: DALE DICKEY

Dale Dickey is a superbly talented veteran of film, television and the theater, with over 60 film credits—notably her Film Independent Spirit Award-winning performance in Debra Granik’s acclaimed Winter’s Bone. Other films include Flag Day, Palm Springs, Hell or High Water, No Exit, Iron Man 3, and A LOVE STORY, which is featured in this year’s festival. With over 50 television productions to her name, Dale…“Excellence in Acting: DALE DICKEY”

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12:30 PM / TOWN HALL

CONVERSATIONS

FILMMAKER ON THE EDGE: LUCA GUADAGNINO

Luca Guadagnino is an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter, and producer known for his visually arresting style and his affecting psychological portraits. He is currently in production on Challengers starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist, and in post-production on the hotly anticipated Bones and All, starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell. Guadagnino’s varied credits include the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated I Am Love…“Filmmaker on the Edge: LUCA GUADAGNINO”

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1:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYSPOTLIGHTBIPOC

SELL/BUY/DATE

East Coast Premiere SELL/BUY/DATE is a hybrid doc/narrative following Tony-winning performer and comedian Sarah Jones. As a mixed-race Black woman in America, Sarah, alongside the multicultural characters she’s known for, explores her own personal relationship to one of the most relevant issues in our current cultural climate: the sex industry, and the surprisingly diverse range of people whose lives it touches. Through interviews and monologues,…“SELL/BUY/DATE”

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2022, United States, 97 minutes, Directed by Sarah Jones

Cast: Sarah Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lotus Lain, Ilana Glazer, Bryan Cranston

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

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THE HOUSE OF LABEIJA

A poetic documentary that pays homage to the House of LaBeija through a series of letters from its members. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Fredgy Noël Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 10 minutes, Directed by Fredgy Noël

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

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SAY UNCLE

After being estranged for almost a decade, former best friends Jake and Drew reunite so that Drew can ask Jake the age-old queer question… can I have your sperm to make a baby? SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Screenwriter Peter Knegt Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, Canada, 12 minutes, Directed by James Cooper

2:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

DOCUMENTARYFEMINISM

GIRL TALK

Amidst the cut-throat and traditionally male-dominated world of high school debate, a group of young women lead the Newton South debate team, a rare elite team in MA with nearly half female members and only a part-time volunteer coach – where the students are responsible for mentoring and supporting one another. GIRL TALK is an enlightening, timely portrait of young women striving to embrace their…“GIRL TALK”

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2022, United States, 91 minutes, Directed by Lucia Small

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

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EMPTY HANDS

A dark surreal comedy about a depressed undertaker who finds solace among the dead people he looks after. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 15 minutes, Directed by Paolo Marinou-Blanco

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

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PAINT & PITCHFORK

Profile of celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley provides insight into their unique perspectives on painting. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 9 minutes

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

SHORTS 3: BELONGINGSTREAMING AVAILABLELGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

CANS CAN’T STAND

Since 1982, police have weaponized Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka Available to Stream June 20-26

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2022, United States, 18 minutes, Directed by Matt Nadel, Megan Plotka

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

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A BETTER HALF

A man comes face to face with the person he feels is responsible for his troubled life. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Scheduled to appear: Marco Calvani Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, United States, 18 minutes, Directed by Marco Calvani

2:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

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FANMI

Heartbroken following a break-up, Martine receives an unexpected visit from her mother. SHORTS 3: BELONGING: Friday, June 17th @ 9:30 p.m., Art House 2 Sunday, June 19th @ 2 p.m., Waters Edge Cinema Available to Stream June 20-26

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2021, Canada, 14 minutes, Directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, Carmine Pierre-Dufour

3:00 PM / TOWN HALL

DOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALINTERNATIONAL

MY OLD SCHOOL

The astonishing true story of Scotland’s most notorious imposter is unveiled in a creative documentary that finally reveals the truth behind one of the most incredible stories of the last 30 years. As Alan Cumming brilliantly gives life to the testimony of imposter Brandon Lee amidst 90s-style animated “reenactments,” a chorus of Lee’s real-life classmates tell their versions of the story as only those who…“MY OLD SCHOOL”

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2022, United Kingdom, 104 minutes, Directed by Jono McLeod

4:00 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVEDRAMA

MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE

East Coast Premiere Haunted by the memory of a woman he loved and lost, an isolated Ian prefers to relive his history rather than confront a grim present without her. Writer-Directors Samantha Soule and Daniel Talbott mine tremendous atmospheric tension from the film’s setting on Washington’s Whidbey Island as they spin an intimate and creative portrait of the difficulty one man faces in escaping the…“MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE”

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2022, United States, 84 minutes, Directed by Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott

Cast: Merritt Wever, Chris Stack, Samantha Soule

4:30 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVEDRAMANEW ENGLANDROMANCE

THE GOOD HOUSE

When New England realtor Hildy Good tries to do business with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell, their rekindled romance ignites long-buried emotions and family secrets that propel Hildy toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself. Anchored by a towering performance by Sigourney Weaver, assisted by a strong supporting cast led by Kevin Kline, THE GOOD HOUSE expertly explores…“THE GOOD HOUSE”

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2021, United States, 114 minutes, Directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney

4:30 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYAUTOBIOGRAPHICALBIPOC

BEBA

BEBA is a poetic, raw, and ruthless coming of age tale, in which a young NYC-born and bred Afro-Latina stares down historical, societal, and generational trauma with unflinching courage. Filmmaker Rebeca Huntt turns the camera on herself and her family as she uncovers truths about her family members that allow her to reflect further on her own experiences. This stunning and lyrical debut explores both…“BEBA”

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2021, MexicoUnited States, 79 minutes, Directed by Rebeca Huntt

6:00 PM / TOWN HALL

CLOSING NIGHTDOCUMENTARYBIOGRAPHICALINTERNATIONAL

SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS

North American Premiere Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (PIFF 2022 Filmmaker on the Edge honoree) lovingly pays tribute to Salvatore Ferragamo’s remarkable life and his unparalleled work as an artisan shoemaker. From his very early years in Southern Italy to an apprenticeship in Naples’s best workshops, Salvatore showed promise as a young artist. Coming to the United States as a teen, he spent time in Boston before…“SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS”

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2020, Italy, 120 minutes, Directed by Luca Guadagnino

6:30 PM / ART HOUSE 1

NARRATIVECOMEDYDRAMAHISTORICALINTERNATIONAL

ONE SECOND

A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes up a relationship with a homeless female vagabond in legendary director Zhang Yimou’s (Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers) latest film, an intimate and darkly funny fable about their shared search for a very important strip of film. ONE SECOND embeds an unmistakably barbed rumination on Chinese history and culture within a poignant ode to…“ONE SECOND”

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2020, United States, 104 minutes, Directed by Zhang Yimou

Cast: Zhang Yi, Liu Haocun, Fan Wei

7:00 PM / WATERS EDGE CINEMA

DOCUMENTARYLGBTQ+SOCIAL ISSUES

MAMA BEARS

Did you know there are over 30,000 conservative, Christian mothers in America who accept their LGBTQ+ children and identify as “mama bears”? Although they may have grown up as evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their children safe — even if it rips their worlds apart. MAMA BEARS (directed by PIFF alum Dareshi Kyi, Chavela)…“MAMA BEARS”

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2022, United States, 90 minutes, Directed by Dareshi Kyi

7:00 PM / ART HOUSE 2

NARRATIVESPECIAL SCREENINGSBIPOCDRAMA

MISS JUNETEENTH

Turquoise (Nicole Beharie) is a single mother in Fort Worth, TX, and former winner of the local Miss Juneteenth pageant. She enters her 15-year-old daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) in the same pageant despite her daughter’s lack of enthusiasm. Kai struggles with her preparations, and adding to her disinterest, she is forced to compete in her mother’s old gown. Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples crafts an intimate,…“MISS JUNETEENTH”

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2020, United States, 103 minutes, Directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples

Cast: Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze


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