SHORTS / 73 mins

The Worlds of Bernice Bing


From drag queens and music videos to glittery genderqueers, homegrown feminist heroes and Beat era artists, these Local Queer Shorts are exciting, vibrant and alive!

- Celeste Chan

In This Program

  1. Bai Xie

    Bai Xie (Snow White)

    Ian Burris / China / 2013 / Documentary, Gay/Lesbian / 9 mins
    Bedazzled drag queens abound in Shanghai’s underground karaoke bars. Drag mother Bai Xie (Snow White) helps her students transform into glamorous performers.

  2. Crossing Barriers

    Crossing Barriers: Culture Clash Queers

    Carolina Reyes / USA / 2013 / Documentary, Gay/Lesbian / 15 mins
    Young queer people of color bare all, crossing barriers to identity and acceptance.

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    Leave A Light

    Kyle Casey Chu / USA / 2013 / Gay/Lesbian, Music Video / 4 mins
    Punctuated by synth beats, a glittery genderqueer takes center stage in Gem Top’s new music video. Featuring local queer Asian American talent, this film proves that it takes a community to dance.

  4. Straight Jacket

    Straight Jacket

    Christine Liang / U S A / 2013 / Gay/Lesbian, Narrative / 10 mins
    Tomboy Angie is the new kid in town. Bullied by a popular girl, she finds inner resilience and strength when she connects with a new friend at school.

  5. The Worlds of Bernice Bing

    The Worlds of Bernice Bing

    Madeline Lim / USA / 2013 / Documentary, Gay/Lesbian / 35 mins
    A lush tribute to Bernice Bing — the little-known foremother of Asian American avant-garde art. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim, this film does justice to her legacy as a San Francisco icon, abstract expressionist painter, Chinese lesbian, Beat era Buddhist, feminist and activist.

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Dates & Times


Castro Theatre
March 16, 2014 12:00 pm
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