A Moment in The Reeds
Friday Aug 17 03:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Presented by: Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand
Directed by Mikko Makela. 2017. Finland. 107 min. Finnish with English subtitles.
Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work. When Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another during the Finnish midsummer.
Half a Life
Directed by Tamara Shogaolu. 2017. Egypt. 12 min.
After a traumatic encounter, a young gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. This short documentary—inspired by oral histories collected from women, activists and LGBT individuals over two years during and after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011—pairs intimate narration with stylized animation, bringing the streets of Cairo to life through this first-hand account. Winner of the 2017 Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival Jury Award for Most Innovative Short Film.
Opening Night Film - 2018 Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival; First Feature Award Nomination - Frameline42; 2018 Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival; 2018 qFLIX Philadelphia; 2018 Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam; 2018 OUTshine Film Festival Miami; 2018 Lovers Film Festival: Torino LGBTQI Visions; 2018 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival; 2018 LesGaiCineMad: Madrid International Film Festival