Short Film Program

Queerly Beloved: Pride Shorts in the Park

Celebrate NYC Pride with an illuminating showcase of LGBTQIA+ stories from around the world.

Wed Jun 21 7:30 PM

Queerly beloved, we are gathered here today for an unforgettable night of shorts that showcase the varied and vivid experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. Watch as a nonbinary new parent clashes with the clueless organizers of a mommy and me class, witness the fleeting romance of one magic night in Lisbon, and witness an older man’s journey as he leaves his wife for a mysterious, masked stranger. These films are more than just stories, they’re a celebration of resilience, love, and found families. With widespread, aggressive anti-trans legislature and queerphobic violence happening worldwide, liberation is more important than ever, and oftentimes, representation feels like everything. Take pride, and join us for a night of illuminating shorts that showcase queer filmmakers and subjects from around the world.

The Films

AC Unit

Grace Godvin | US | 13

Welcome to AC Unit, a comedic short film about one of New York’s most important and relatable concerns: what if my air conditioning unit were to fall out of my window and kill someone?

An Avocado Pit

Ary Zara | Portugal | 20

Larissa, a trans woman and Cláudio, a cis man, meet one night, in the streets of Lisbon. Two people, two realities, who dance their differences away till morning light.


Leo Černic | Italy | 7

Pentola is a small middle-aged man who leaves his wife Titti for Batman.


Mike Donahue | US | 16

Troy has loud sex. Troy has loud sex 24-7. Troy shares a wall with Thea and Charlie. Troy is ruining their lives... or is he saving them? A darkly comedic tale of New York neighbors, the ways in which we become interwoven with the lives of strangers, and the unexpected consequences of unasked-for intimacy.

Will You Look At Me (Dang wo wang xiang ni de shi hou)

Shuli Huang | China | 20

As a young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother dives the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love.


Anna Margaret Hollyman | US | 13

Bennett, a nonbinary new parent, joins a Mommy Group called "Wüm." What is supposed to be a supportive space turns into a Hipster-Stepford-Wife nightmare with Bennett being smothered by white lady wokeness.


Josephine Network

Josephine Network is an NYC band fronted by singer/songwriter/shapeshifting yenta Josephine. Her favorite songwriters are Carole King and Lou Reed. The band has a queer power-pop glam rock n roll sound, and has toured with Shannon and the Clams, has played Funtastic Dracula Festival in Spain and recently toured the U.S. and Canada with The Lemon Twigs.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Lawn Opens
8:15 PM
Live Music from Josephine Network
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:45 PM
Q&A with Filmmakers


Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

venue on Google Map

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