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Redwoods
David Lewis | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 82 min | english

As Miles (Tad Coughenour) and their autistic son Billy prepare for a Seattle vaycay, Everett (Brendan Bradley) reluctantly realizes they have come to the end of love. A devoted family ... [+]

As Miles (Tad Coughenour) and their autistic son Billy prepare for a Seattle vaycay, Everett (Brendan Bradley) reluctantly realizes they have come to the end of love. A devoted family man, Everett’s brooding is interrupted by the arrival of Chase (Michael Montgomery, also starring in Pornography), who like Everett, is seeking direction. A cautious and self-conscious courtship develops against their mutual magnetism – but Chase gives chase and new love takes root in old-growth forests... Filmed in the gay resort town of Guerneville, fans of David Lewis (Rock Haven) will recognize his attentive framing, mature themes and National Geographic scenery. Bradley’s appealingly awkward demeanour and chiselled boy-next-door looks combined with Montgomery’s sensitive machismo ignite the screen with a compelling if curious chemistry. The result is a rounded and tender account of the hard decisions that come with true love. [-]

saturday 24 oct_13:00 | PGM 05 | Imperial
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Thirteen or So Minutes
Branden Blinn | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 14 min | english

Lawrence and Hugh have just met. They both have girlfriends… they’re both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something’s happened and things have changed. ... [+]

Lawrence and Hugh have just met. They both have girlfriends… they’re both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something’s happened and things have changed. [-]

saturday 24 oct_13:00 | PGM 05 | Imperial
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Dare
Adam Salky | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 90 min | english

Based on their award-winning short film, writer David Brind and director Adam Salky’s stunning debut feature poetically captures the confusion, longing, thrill and lust of teenage life. Dare opens with ... [+]

Based on their award-winning short film, writer David Brind and director Adam Salky’s stunning debut feature poetically captures the confusion, longing, thrill and lust of teenage life. Dare opens with Alexa (Emmy Rossum), a beautiful, studious, aspiring thespian whose dreams are shattered when acclaimed actor Grant Matson (Alan Cumming) tells her that she has brains but no edge. This devastating blow motivates Alexa to shed her good-girl image. She ditches her best friend Ben (Ashley Springer) – a closeted, melancholy outsider – slips into a hot miniskirt and seduces the gorgeous and popular – but troubled – Johnny Drake (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights). No sooner do they become an item that Ben decides he wants a piece of the action and kisses Johnny. This sets off a chain of events that creates a tangled web of intimacy between Alexa, Ben, and Johnny. As their lives slowly converge, it becomes ever more apparent that they have little to rebel against other than their own, self-imposed inhibitions. The stellar performances from the three young leads are bolstered by the comic genius of Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming and Sandra Bernhard in this sharp and sophisticated genre-busting feature. [-]

saturday 24 oct_15:00 | PGM 06 | Imperial



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Ander
Roberto Castón | Spain | 2009 | 35mm | 123 min | spanish | s.t-a_en

Ander lives in the shadows; of the Arratia Valley, of Basque and familial traditions, of himself. A forty-something factory worker and farmer, he seeks consolation in solitude: From his mother’s ... [+]

Ander lives in the shadows; of the Arratia Valley, of Basque and familial traditions, of himself. A forty-something factory worker and farmer, he seeks consolation in solitude: From his mother’s despair over his bachelorhood, his sister Arantxa’s impending nuptials and his pathologically heterosexual pals. A nasty accident leaves Ander incapacitated temporarily, forcing both siblings to defy their inflexible mother – and hire José, a young Peruvian immigrant. Ander battles his disquieting attraction to José, between romps with Reme, a single mother and prostitute. On the eve of José’s imminent departure, Ander is challenged to embrace others – or risk losing himself and everything he loves. A cinematic event, Ander is the first Basque-language gay film ever made. Ander was produced by the Basque Government’s innovative Berdindu (literally “to make equal”) – a programme that promotes and supports Basque LGBT cultures, identities and rights. Ander, like Donne-moi la main and Soundless Wind Chime, continues exploring the theme of queer redemption and revelation in rural settings. Director-writer Roberto Castón’s dazzling debut celebrates a romance as raw and rugged as the Basque homeland. [-]

saturday 24 oct_17:00 | PGM 07 | Imperial



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I Can’t Think Straight
Shamim Sarif | G.B. | 2008 | 35mm | 82 min | english

Benign fathers! Cruella DeVil! Lesbian Muslims! As with Nina’s Heavenly Delights, nothing says lesbian like a runaway bride with a hat trick of shattered hearts behind her. Pampered and privileged ... [+]

Benign fathers! Cruella DeVil! Lesbian Muslims! As with Nina’s Heavenly Delights, nothing says lesbian like a runaway bride with a hat trick of shattered hearts behind her. Pampered and privileged businesswoman Tala (Lisa Ray), a London-based Palestinian Christian from Jordan, meets aspiring author, British Leyla (Sheetal Seth). As opposites attract, feisty Leyla finds herself forced to come out – but will fashionable and forthright Tala follow suit, or remain fenced in by cultural and familial pressures? Best friend Ali and Leyla’s wisecracking sister Zara plot to break her out from her couture-crammed closet in the name of love… Don’t miss the incredible adventures of two high-femmes in kitten heels, behti! Shamim Sarif (The World Unseen) gives Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband an L-Word makeover. Another desi-dyke dramedy replete with eye-catching and eye-rolling stereotypes, it breezes through contemporary issues, with giddy gay-girl goodness and a pat script. Lesbians will love ex-Montrealer (and husband of the housekeeper, EastEnders’ Nina Wadia) and Raiomond Mirza’s engaging soundtrack, which includes tangy hits by Lebanese superstar Nadine Khouri and Natacha Atlas. [-]

saturday 24 oct_19:30 | PGM 08 | Imperial
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Lash
Elke Kerkhofs | Australia | 2008 | vidéo | 6 min | english

Celina discovers that religious persecution cannot kill the power of love. ... [+]

Celina discovers that religious persecution cannot kill the power of love. [-]

saturday 24 oct_19:30 | PGM 08 | Imperial
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Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand)
Pascal-Alex Vincent | France | 2009 | 35mm | 80 mn | french | s-t.a_en

A short animé sequence swiftly captures the dynamic between handsome twins Antoine (Alexander Carril) and Quentin (Victor Carril), ushering in their sensual journey towards maturity. Antoine and Quentin are hitchhiking ... [+]

A short animé sequence swiftly captures the dynamic between handsome twins Antoine (Alexander Carril) and Quentin (Victor Carril), ushering in their sensual journey towards maturity. Antoine and Quentin are hitchhiking to Spain to attend the funeral of a mother they barely knew – without their father’s knowledge. As the brothers take turns being each other’s keeper, differences slowly emerge through their assorted erotic encounters and misadventures. However, it’s Quentin’s tryst with Hakim the hunky hay-baler that ignites residual resentments in Antoine, inciting him to play a spiteful trick on Quentin – who disappears subsequently, leaving Antoine guilt-ridden and miserable… Pascal-Alex Vincent’s arresting exposé of the simmering tensions inherent to sibling relationships hangs easily off the Carril brothers’ cheekbones and restrained characterizations. A lean script leavened by thoughtful framing, and a haunting post-rock soundtrack by German duo Tarwater, complete this moving portrait of brothers struggling to become themselves. [-]

saturday 24 oct_21:30 | PGM 09 | Imperial
Also in this program : Bébé requin (Baby Shark)



 
Bébé requin (Baby Shark)
Pascal-Alex Vincent | France | 2005 | 35mm | 15 min | french | s-t.a_en

Three teenagers. One set of twins. An abyss. ... [+]

Three teenagers. One set of twins. An abyss. [-]

saturday 24 oct_21:30 | PGM 09 | Imperial
Also in this program : Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand)