‘Let’s Have A Kiki’
The nine encounters in this Cisgender Gay Male Shorts program range from anonymous and intimate to the comic and unexpected. Make a date — you never know who you are going to meet or what will happen next! TRADE CENTER directed by Adam B Baran; THE HUNTER directed by Sam McConnell; 1-1 directed by Naures Sager; UNICORN directed by Jason Tropiano; IN[APP]LICABLE directed by Cam Owen; COSMOPOLITAN directed by Moran Nakar; CHASIN’ directed by Lee Matthews; LET’S MEET AGAIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD directed by Todd Flaherty; GETTING CLOSER directed by Ethan Roberts
TRADE CENTER directed by Adam B Baran 2021, 8 Mins, USA The voices of five gay men who cruised for sex at the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s haunt the sanitized, commerce-driven landscape that is the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower campus. World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival in 2021. THE HUNTER directed by Sam McConnell 2020, 15 Mins, USA Will meets Rose for a first date on a hot summer night in 1985 Greenwich Village and has a feeling Rose can help unlock something in him that he desperately wants open. 1-1 directed by Naures Sager 2020, 6 Mins, Sweden Ayman’s sex date with Jonas gets crashed by his friends, Amirah and Samir, which then takes a positive turn. UNICORN directed by Jason Tropiano 2020, 14 Mins, USA A young gay man’s struggle to be accepted leads to an unexpected physical transformation that forces him to discover who he truly wants to be. IN[APP]LICABLE directed by Cam Owen 2020, 11 Mins, USA After moving from small-town Louisiana to New Orleans, Ted navigates the city using a dating app. COSMOPOLITAN directed by Moran Nakar 2020, 7 Mins, Isreal Jacob goes out, for the first time in his life, to a gay party, but discovers that something prevents him from being accepted into the community. CHASIN’ directed by Lee Matthews 2021, 8 Mins, Australia Two men experience more than they were expecting when they meet in the middle of a hot summer’s night. LET’S MEET AGAIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD directed by Todd Flaherty 2021, 12 Mins, USA After a year apart Adam runs into his ex during a seaside vacation and must decide whether to rekindle their flame or break free from the tumultuous relationship once and for all. GETTING CLOSER directed by Ethan Roberts 2020, 7 Mins, USA Two stoned boyfriends navigate unexpected vulnerability (as well as the giggles) while attempting to get off.