BUTCH Briefs – Film Night

BUTCH Voices 2011 Film Night: BUTCH Briefs!

Friday – August 19, 2011
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street – Oakland (
between Telegraph and Broadway)

Doors open at 6:45pm
7:00pm-Screening begins followed by Question and Answers

Join us for these heart-warming, hot and hilarious short films that celebrate our triumphs and trials as budding tomboys, fashionable butches, binary bashing queers, sensitive studs and hella handsome masculine of center folks!

Curated by Desiree Buford & Alexis Whitham.


Q&A with filmmakers to follow.


Chained! DIR: Betsy Kalin (2010, USA, 14 min)

Chained! Directed by Betsy Kalin Chained! explores the intimate relationship between dykes and their wallet chains, featuring elder and activist Ivy Bottini.

Eddie DIR: Quentin Kruger (2007, USA, 10 min)

Return to the sandlot as a young Latina tomboy is forced to deal with her sexuality during a summer afternoon kickball game.

My-Grations DIR: Dawn Robinson (2009, USA, 7 min)

For a black butch dyke, the possibility of love leads to a migration across seemingly impossible distances

Butches & Bathrooms: It Gets Messy in Here DIR: Kai M. Green (2010, USA, 30 min)

This short doc challenges gender assumptions and gender identities of all kinds by delving into the bathroom experiences of masculine identified queer women and transgendered men of color, featuring performance artist D’Lo and keynote speaker Alice Y. Hom.

Butch Tits DIR: Jen Crothers (2010, Canada, 4 min)

Butch women discuss the sometimes complicated relationships they have with their breasts.

Perception DIR: Sam Berliner (2010, USA, 2 min)

How does one’s own perception of self differ from how one is seen by the rest of the world? Find out in this powerful animation of an introspective poem.

The Bus Pass DIR: Narissa Lee (2010, USA,  4 min)

Don’t forget your Clipper card! The Bus Pass takes us cruising aboard public transportation and begs the age old question: “is she or isn’t she?”

Worst Case Scenario: Butch Edition DIR: Mary Guzmán (2008, USA, 4 min)

An award-winning satirical butch primer & etiquette lesson by beloved Bay Area filmmaker Mary Guzmán.

Strong & Dreaming DIR: Avery J. Kalapa (2010, USA, 7 min)

An inspiring DIY meditation on self-love and strength . . . animated nocturnal emissions never looked so sexy!

Jay Dreams DIR: catherine pancake (2009, USA, 25 min)

Jay Dreams combines a series of vignettes, improv, and spoken word interludes to tackle issues of identity, polyamory, desire, family, power, and relationships. Shot in Baltimore with a diverse cast of Dom-Fem characters, this short effortlessly blends humor and insight with the tempo of a freestyle poetry session.