The short film has always been crucial to queer film culture; a realm where new ideas and new filmmakers have been tested and discovered. These delightful shorts from the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Collection demonstrate myriad storytelling strategies, and hearken to the pre-You Tube days of the late 1990s, when shorts were a staple of queer film. They also offer glimpses of Los Angeles in that halcyon period in emergent LGBT culture.
TRT: approx. 130 min.
Outfest members receive two-for-one admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office!
Goulet's Sick screens with the permission of USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive.
My Pretty Little Girlfriend (1996)
Directed by Jennifer Gentile
Screenwriter: J. Gentile. Editor: J. Gentile. Cast: Tres Temperilli, Zoe Trilling.
16mm, color, 7 min.
Boy Next Door (1996)
Directed by Carl Pfirman
Cast: Danny Slavin, Piper Harrell, Tom Lenk.
16mm, color, 13 min.
Goulet's Sick (1997)
Directed by Russell DeGrazier
Screenwriter: Russell DeGrazier. Cast: Daniel Escobar, Steve Breaker, Max Goldberg.
16mm, color, 28 min.
Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (1999)
Directed by Q. Allan Brocka
Screenwriter: Q. Allan Brocka. Cinematographer: Q. Allan Brocka. Editor: Q. Allan Brocka. Cast: Terence McFarland, Christopher R. Joyce, Misti Chamkunthod.
Digital video, color, 8 min.
Maid of Honor (1999)
Directed by Jennifer Arnold
Screenwriter: Jennifer Arnold. Screenwriter: Cast: Kehaunani Hunt, Wendy Braun, Tracey Adams.
35mm, color, 25 min.
Ben Wa's Shopping Spree (1998)
Directed by Mone P. Smith
Digital video, b/w, 6 min.
Better Late (1996)
Directed by Jessica Yu
Screenwriter: Jessica Yu. Cast: Tek Young Lin, Bette Rae, Rod Roeser.
35mm, color, 8 min.