This year, we are thrilled to have two LGBTQ shorts programs! There was just too many amazing films for just one. This added program showcases queer stories from outside of the US. These tender and heart- warming stories explores the complexities of family dynamics and cultural conflicts when traditional views clash with modern love.
Expected attendees: Hao Wu (Director, ALL IN MY FAMILY) and King Yaw Soon (Director, MY MOTHER, MYSELF, & I).
All in My Family tells a heartfelt, cross-cultural autobiographical story of Chinese-born filmmaker Hao Wu, who creates a thoroughly modern LGBTQ family with his gay partner in the US, only to face the dilemma of how to introduce his partner and two children to his very traditional parents and relatives back in China – some of whom don’t even know he’s gay.
Four vignettes, four mother-son moments, one unspoken truth.
Isfi can wear her comfortable pants among her male friends, but she has to wear a hijab to be accepted at Nita’s house. With two days until Nita’s birthday, all Isfi wants is to prepare the best gift in Nita’s room.