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Shorts / 68 mins



Welcome to the Queer Convergence! Sit back and enjoy this rollercoaster ride of awkwardness, self-discovery, reflection and humor. With a particular emphasis on adolescence and music, the films in this program capture the pains and pleasures of being just who you are.

—Curated by Munira Lokhandwala, Vu T. Thu Ha

Co-presented by: API Equality – Northern California, Frameline, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)

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In This Program

  1. Born to Dance this Way

    Jerell Rosales / USA / 2012 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 12 mins
    The fierce, fabulous Joo Si arrives in Los Angeles with a single goal to be a dancer. He auditions for the opportunity of a lifetime, to be a principal backup dancer for a sexy female pop sensation. As the tale unfolds, so does his struggle with masculinity and with society’s expectations of him as a flamboyant, feminine—and overweight—male dancer.

  2. heartsmouth

    The Heart’s Mouth

    Erica Cho / USA / 2013 / 3 mins
    An excerpt from Cho’s forthcoming experimental film Golden Golden, this short scene depicts an encounter between two Asian youth, set to the voice of Nat King Cole. This lush, Edwardian fantasia celebrates nature, poetry and queer-transgender desire.

  3. IfIFoundaPlace

    If I Found The Place

    Leeroy Kun Young Kang / USA / 2012 / 5 mins
    Part serenade and part memoir, this video is a dedication to 1992, a K-pop idol, and “the boys”. Through a collage of found video footage, a mirrored dreamscape of fantasy and desire becomes transposed into a kaleidoscope of romantic bliss.

  4. Last Tea Party

    Melanie Ramos / Singapore / 2012 / Short / 10 mins
    Best friends Charlie and Mike party hard on their last night before they leave for the Singaporean Army. In a haze of alcohol and drugs, Charlie discovers his true love for Mike.

  5. LoveBang

    Love Bang!

    Việt Lê / Cambodia, USA / 2012 / 6 mins
    Saturated with eye-popping colors and insatiable desires, Le’s “sexperimental” music video examines historical trauma, collective memory and the effects of rapid modernization in Cambodia and Vietnam.

  6. PrettyPicture

    Pretty Pictures

    Christina Sun Kim / USA / 2012 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 15 mins
    Sent to her aunt’s home to stay, Laney finds solace in a sketchbook where she brings her companion Marcy to life. A twisted but ultimately heartening tale of adolescent sexuality, with a fantastical bent.

  7. Tom/Trans/Thai

    Jai Arun Ravine / Thailand / 2011 / 17 mins
    This quiet film approaches the silence around female-to-male (FTM) transgender identity by addressing tom and trans-masculine identities in Thai and Thai American communities, and the relationships between gender and language.

Dates & Times


Castro Theater
March 17, 2013 2:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
March 20, 2013 9:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets