Born to Dance this Way
Directed by Jerell Rosales
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.
Producer: Jerell Rosales
Shorts / 68 minsWelcome 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
Shorts / 92 minsThis one is for the eager beggar. The regretful thug. The plus-sized backup dancer, and the refugee brimming with heart. Take a second glance, for you have met them before. This program follows the stories of envelope pushing outcasts: the deviants, outsiders and iconoclasts who force us to question one another and ourselves. - Curated by Elizabeth Cabrera, Kyle Casey Chu