Short Film Program

Love Is Short

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” Neruda wrote it, but these protagonists live it

$15 at the door


Tue May 30 7:00 PM

What do animated birds, sultry nights-in, and dismembered zombie heads have in common? They are all members of love’s seductive cult. Relish in these stories of the beautifully imagined and harshly-real consequences of love’s choices.

The Films

Lil Dicky - Pillow Talking feat. Brain

Tony Yacenda | USA | 11

Let’s face it: after sex conversations can be a little awkward. Or, in the case of Lil Dicky, they can be profoundly existential debates about the possibility of alien life, the existence of God (who may or may not be John C. Reilly), the ethics of being a carnivore, and the burgeoning realization that you have to poop.

Le Pont Mirabeau (The Mirabeau Bridge)

Marjorie Caup | USA | 3

An abstract dive into the waters of lost love, this poem of a short film moves like a flood of memories.

Hattie Goes Cruising

Konstantin Bock | USA, Germany | 18

In an age of online cruising and sex apps, having sex in parks and public bathrooms seems like a thing of the past. But for Hank Major, a 70-year-old gay African-American gentleman from Philadelphia, picking up guys on the street or at old-school cruising grounds is still very much a way of life. In this charming, funny, and poignant short documentary, the perennially horny Major, whose friends have nicknamed him Hattie Louise, takes us back in time, through a turbulent life full of cruising.


Renata Gąsiorowska | Poland | 8

A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.

The Adulterers

Chris Roberti, Tonya Glanz | USA | 7

After spending a passionate evening together, two coworkers share uncomfortable truths after an embarrassing interruption. Bonded through the experience, they encounter yet another bump in the road that is far more difficult to overcome.

Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw)

Renee Zhan | USA | 11

Flap flapflapflap flap flap. A large bird and a small boy cohabit in an unhappy relationship, trapped by four walls and a mutual codependence. An eggs-citing new arrival cracks the delicate balance of their relationship.


Sean U'Ren | USA | 4

Walking home after school, Kenny and Ray talk about their frustrations with girls and sex. When one calls the other one out for lying, an argument leads to an opportunity for exploration, and a lesson about consent.


Idgy Dean

A self-described feminist loop artist, mystic and yogini, Idgy Dean infuses her one-woman psychedelic rock with a calming Zen presence that belies the emotional intensity of her DIY beats. Although she released her debut LP Ominous Harminus in 2015, the Brooklynite otherwise known as Lindsay Sanwald has been making music since she was a teenager, inspired to play drums, guitar and bass and write her own songs by the dual presence of Kate Bush and Nine Inch Nails. If those influences sound divergent at first glance, think again - Dean’s music combines a visceral mysticism with a performative grandeur that reflects the dark and the life-giving in equal measure, doling out tribal drum beats and clangorous guitar lines underneath airy vocals during her live shows, which are symphonies of emotion wrought from loop pedals. A magnetic performer, Dean’s ethereal experimental pop has naturally found its way into theater, when she was responsible for the live score of The ETLE Universe, a “queer feminist cyborg time-travel epic thing.” This past October, Idgy Dean was one of 70 hand-picked artists selected from around the world to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal for two weeks of mentoring lectures and studio workshops with musical luminaries including Bjork and Pauline Oliveros. A new EP, Heavy Cosmic Lumber, is due out this summer.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:45 PM
Live Music by Idgy Dean
8:30 PM
Films Begin
10:00 PM
After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray and Fever-Tree Tonic

No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.


The William Vale

111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

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