NewFest Shorts Program 2

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Sun, Jul 27

2:30pm

NewFest Shorts Program 2
Various, 2013/2014
94 minutes

The breadth of the LGBT experience is further revealed through the stories of a 92-year-old transgendered WWII vet, a widowed Swedish author, a teenage lesbian in the American South, and more.

Disaster Preparedness
Melissa Finell | USA | 2014 | 15m

Hunkered down in their apartment when a hurricane hits, a couple deals with the crossroads of commitment, disaster, and the art of being prepared.

A Last Farewell
Casper Andreas | Sweden | 2013 | 13m

Swedish with English subtitles
Haunted by visions of his late husband, and in conflict with his daughter who is trying to renew ties between them, an aging author tackles the impossible task of moving on and finding peace in the wake of a devastating loss.

Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination
Leslie Von Pless | USA | 2013 | 8m

At 92, Robina Asti, a WWII veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow.

Best
William Oldroyd | UK | 2013 | 3m

With a man's wedding just minutes away, he and his best friend confront their future.

A One Year Lease
Brian Bolster | USA | 2014 | 11m

Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, a couple must endure a yearlong sentence with their overbearing cat-loving landlady.

Aban + Khorshid
Darwin Serink | USA | 2013 | 15m

Farsi with English subtitles
Inspired by true events, Aban & Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before they face the ultimate punishment for being gay.

Alone with People
Drew Van Steenbergen | USA | 2014 | 29m

A high-school girl from the South seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this hilarious and touching coming-of-age tale.

Series: NewFest 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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