BUTCH Voices 2013 Film night will be a double feature! We’ll be showing Butch Briefs (a collection of short films) followed by Stud Life, a feature-length film.
Friday, August 16th @ the Kaiser Center Auditorium
7:00pm – BUTCH Briefs
Q&A with the filmmakers
9:30pm – Stud Life (presented courtesy of Wolfe Video)
Please note: This event, as with the entire BUTCH Voices conference, is scent aware. Please read our entire scent-aware policy here: http://www.butchvoices.com/scent-aware-policy. Please keep it scent-free so everybody can show up and not have to leave due to chemical injury! Leave off perfume, cologne, essential oils and use fragrance-free detergent on your clothes. If you have a strong scent on your body, you may be asked to move or leave.
Hella handsome artists rocking tight rhythms and tight fades, “too butch” or “not too butch” dugout banter, dyke dreams of love and mermaids, housemate hunting collides with missed connections, and the beautifully complex intersecting relationships of family of origin and chosen family are all a part of this stellar offering of masculine of center short films!
Curated by Des Buford.
MOC artist Emotions The P.O.E.T. serves up a slam manifesto of what it means to self-identify as BOI: Born, Obviously, Incredible.
DIR: Chris J. Russo (2013, USA, 3 min.)
Inspired by a carnivalesque old-time silent film, a musician dreams of running away with a mermaid, but she must first save her from the hands of some unlikely villains.
DIR: Ingrid Jungermann (2013, USA, 4 min.)
F to 7th is a comedic Brooklyn-based web series that follows creator Ingrid Jungermann’s descent into middle-age, as she struggles to adjust to a world where gender and sexuality have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind.
DIR: Cathy Sitzes (2012, USA, 10 min.)
August is an adorably cute Butch who refuses to settle when it comes to love. In her tireless pursuit of “the one,” she conjures up a new sweetie from items representing the best moments of her past relationships.
DIR: Antony Osso (USA, 2012, 10 min.)
The Devotion Project: Listen from the Heart, traces the relationship of two Oakland women, from their initial meeting and love affair, through the birth of their child, a boy with a heart condition who enriches their lives in ways they could never have imagined.
DIR: Florencia Manovil (2011, USA 21 min.)
We travel across the Bay for the Dyke Central Pilot as butch buddies Alex and Gin search for a third roomie, and newcomer Fabiana sets out to discover the real Oakland.
DIR: Rebecca Louisell (2012, USA, 19 min.)
What happens when violinist Rachel, the token straight friend in her group, meets a handsome genderqueer teenager named Sammy, who happens to play guitar?
DIR: Crescent Diamond (USA, 2013, 24 min.)
Performing Girl tells the compelling story of D’Lo, a Sri Lankan queer performance artist originally from Southern California, whose parents struggled with his gender variance through childhood and adolescence. Through adorable animation, intimate family interviews, and poignant excerpts from D’Lo’s performances, the film illustrates the evolution of a family’s unconditional love.
DIR: Campbell X (UK, 2012, 80 min.)
STUD LIFE is presented courtesy of Wolfe Video.
WINNER — Independent Spirit Award, Screen Nation Awards
“Delightful… Stud Life gives audiences a glimpse of a world and a character rarely seen on the big screen.” — LA Splash Magazine
JJ, a black lesbian stud with mad swagger and stone butch tendencies, and her best friend Seb, a cute white twink with a penchant for brightly colored nail polish, do everything together. Seb assists JJ when she’s photographing gay and straight weddings, they club together, get high together, and they live together…usually harmoniously, even when JJ catches Seb masturbating in their flat’s kitchen.
When JJ meets a beautiful femme named Elle at the local pub, Seb warns her that the seductress is trouble, to no avail: JJ is determined to have her, whether she’s seeing someone else or not. As JJ becomes more and more enamored with Elle and they begin a tumultuous, boundary-pushing relationship, while Seb is busy lusting after his online conquests while thwarting the advances of a flamboyant drug dealer, their once solid friendship begins to waver.
But it turns out that Elle has something to hide that JJ can’t wrap her mind around, and Seb’s manly cyber crush isn’t all that he seems. As urban London’s homophobia affects both of their lives in different ways, JJ and Seb must lean on each other and both are forced to reevaluate their own stereotypes and beliefs on love and life. — Frameline36