The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation will premiere — in their first U.S. showing — five short French films commissioned in 2009 by the French Government to combat homophobia. The screenings, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, will be at the gallery’s SoHo location.
- Omar, directed by Sébastien Gabriel
- Basket et Maths (Basketball and Math), directed by Rodolphe Marconi
- Les Incroyables Aventures de Fusion Man (The Incredible Adventures of Fusion Man), directed by Xavier Gens and
- Marius Val En Colo (Summer Camp), directed by Pascal-Alex Vincent
- Pauline, Directed by Céline Sciamma
From the press release:
With humor, gravity, simplicity, subtlety, and above all, a touching sense of delicacy, these short films depict in a rare realism the discovery of one’s attraction to the same-sex, the life-changing experience of the first gay kiss, as well as the unbearable pressure of cultural and social background over homosexuality in France. From a gay super-hero to a kid living in the French suburbs, these movies bring different stories together to achieve a unique goal: the acceptance of difference.
All films contain English subtitles; discussion will follow screening. A $10 donation ($5 members/students) is asked.
R.S.V.P. required to: firstname.lastname@example.org (limited seating)