6:00PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Eddie Shore COLD STORAGE (2016, 28 minutes, digital)
Roger Kingsepp TWIRL DIARY 21 (2017, 32 minutes, digital)
A 40-something filmmaker reads the sex, or “twirl,” diary of his 20-something self on the New York City streets outside (former) commercial sex establishments in Manhattan and Brooklyn where the activity occurred.
7:15PM ALTFEST SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Dewi Tan & Benjamin Zhang THE CYCLE (2017, 14 minutes, digital)
Paul Baker SILENT (2016, 20 minutes, digital)
Anna Gordon DRESSED AS GIRL (2017, 21 minutes, digital)
8:15PM ALTFEST FIRST FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Akina Van de Velde NOW / HERE (2015, 63 minutes, digital)
John, a bartender/photographer struggles to find balance in his day-to day as he deals with the loss of his fiancé. Whether stuck in the past, or learning what it means to truly let go, him and his two roommates learn through each other what it means to be present, or now/here.
9:30PM ALTFEST SECOND FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Sridhar Rangayan BREAKING FREE (2015, 82 minutes, digital)
Filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan embarks on a personal journey to expose the human rights violations faced by the LGBTQ community in India due to a draconian law Section 377 and homophobic social mores of a patriarchal society.