Image: Still of Required Reading, courtesy of Iniyavan Axelrode
Image: Still of Silver Haze, courtesy of Viking Film
Dutch short film Required Reading, directed by Iniyavan Axelrode, is about a cis, straight-identifying male and a non-binary person who fall in love. But will they find the courage to be honest with both themselves and the world?
June 18 – 08:00 PM
Feature film Silver Haze, directed by Sacha Polak, is about 23-year-old Franky (Vicky Knight), who has spent most of her life seeking justice for the fire that left her with physical and emotional scars as a child. This gives her cover to put up walls between herself and people who love her and provides her with a drive for justice. Working as a nurse in the same hospital where her life was saved, Franky is beloved by her patients—including Florence (Esme Creed-Miles), who is there recuperating from a suicide attempt. The two women fall in love, news that is not well received at home for Franky. So, the pair run away to the more welcoming environment of Florence’s patchwork family. But Florence’s erratic behavior and Franky’s deep anger make for a combustible relationship.
June 16 – 08:15 PM