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Frameline 47 Film Festival screens Required Reading & Silver Haze

Image: Still of Required Reading, courtesy of Iniyavan Axelrode

Image: Still of Silver Haze, courtesy of Viking Film

Wed, Jun 14 - Sat, Jun 24  2023

The Frameline 47 Film Festival, the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world, screens two Dutch films, Required Reading and Silver Haze.

About Required Reading

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

About Silver Haze

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

DutchCulture USA