March – April 2019

March 5-11, 2019
New York Feminist Film Week at Anthology Film Archives, New York Ciy
CAROL opens the festival March 5, I am in CampbellX‘s film DES!RE, which screens March 6th, and on March 8th, Patricia Silva and my collaboration All In A Day’s Work will be shown with Bixa Travesty.

March 21, 2019
CAROL was selected for Queers In Shorts at the Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, England. They host a monthly night of short films, an exciting venture to create a new social space for LGBTQ+ people in Cambridge, England. Not only am I flattered they they chose my parody of CAROL, here’s what they said:
“OK, we’ve still got a way to go before our next Queers in Shorts but we couldn’t resist showing you this trailer for – how can we put this – a different take on the movie ‘Carol’. Produced by Krissy Mahan, who gave us the wonderful ‘Faggot Girl’, ‘Carol’ is joyful and satirical in equal parts. So get down to the Arts Picturehouse bar at 9 p.m. on Thursday, 21st March to enjoy this big-budget (well…), epic short film. And once again, it’s FREE!”

March 23, 2019
FOUR BILLION REASONS has been selected by the Leeds Queer Film Festival– a radical revolutionary film festival that I am honored/humbled to be included in again. Here is a link to the full program. My movie screens at 18:00 at the Live Art Bistro in the Pratibha Parmar space,in the same program with my friend Kai Fiáin

March 28, 2019
“My Aunt Mame” has been selected by qFlix Philly for their Philly Phamily Philms screening at 7:30pm at Connolly Auditorium.
Other films in the program are:
BATHROOM TROLL
Directed by Aaron Immediato, 2018, 17 Minutes, USA
After Cassie gets tormented for not “looking like a girl” in the school bathroom, a demonic vengeance troll awakens to avenge her – only making the nightmare worse.
QUEERBOY BEGINS
Directed by Dave Sarrafian, 2018, 22 Minutes, USA
Joss Grey must find out who’s killing people while finishing his midterm.
MY AUNT MAME
Directed by Krissy Mahan, 2017, 9 Minutes, USA
A working class, gender non-conforming woman in the 1960’s leaves a legacy for her butch dyke grand niece. This is a humanizing narrative by one queer older woman, which highlights intersecting identities that complicate discourses of sex, gender, and class.
HOW I CAME OUT
Directed by Mark Jones, 2018, 6 Minutes, USA
A man has a unique and funny coming out story, he just doesn’t know it yet.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
Directed by Albert M. Chan and Anthony Grasso, 2017, 7 minutes, USA
This award-winning short takes a few daring steps forward in a “confessional” style, revealing one man’s message from a troubled vision to an awakening from isolation back to humanity.
THE GAYBORHOOD NHD
Directed by students from Penn Alexander School, 2018, 7 Minutes, USA
A group of 7th graders from Philadelphia present their award-winning documentary, which depicts Philadelphia’s contributions to LGBTQ+ rights, such as the Dewey’s Lunch Counter sit-in.

April 5, 2019 I will be presenting some of my films (I haven’t decided which ones yet) at the 2019 Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference
“Asking for a Friend (of Dorothy): What to Expect When You’re Expecting The End of the World” Read more about that below.

April 7, 2019
My Aunt Mame” has been selected by the Wicked Queer Film Festival in Boston, Mass, 6:30 at the Paramount Theater. “My Aunt Mame” was selected for the GTFO Shorts Program, “The last program of the festival. Our programmers picked a film or two each that we found outré, unique, outrageous, or that in some other way made us say “Get the fuck out!!”
The other films are:

The Story of Hawkeye Bray
A young cowboy, Hawkeye Bray, lives alone in a small white room. At night they have visions of a handsome honky tonk singer, a boy with a chain whip, and the rolling desert hills. Despite being unable to leave their room, Hawkeye learns how to manifest their dreams and desires into reality.
Directed by Zeke Aszman 12 m English US

Sammy the Salmon
Spencer, a closeted homosexual, is offered help from a talking salmon to get his love life back on track.
Directed by Jake Shannon 7 m English Australia

Are You A Gay Stereotype?
Youtube video on whether or not you’re a gay stereotype and if that is even a bad thing or not.
Directed by Michael Henry 2 m English United States

Is Your Teen a Homosexual?
‘Is Your Teen A Homosexual?’ is a short allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump’s America by using the style of “teen hygiene” educational films of the 1950s.
Directed by Tamara Scherbak 6 m English Canada

Have You Hooked Up With Too Many Men?
Well? Have you?
Directed by Michael Henry 3 m English United States

Starving Boys
A Daddy, a Twink, a Bear and a Hunk are cruising outdoor in a suburban neighborhood of Montreal.
Directed by Raphaël Massicotte 7 m French with English subtitles Canada

My Aunt Mame
A working class, gender non-conforming woman in the 1960s leaves a legacy for her butch dyke grand niece. This is a humanizing narrative made 100% by one queer older woman, which highlights intersectional identities that complicate discourses of sex, gender, and class.
Directed by Krissy Mahan 9 m English United States

Flamers: Bottoms in a Brushfire
Two selfish, narcissistic (but also beautiful and valid) bottoms are forced to pack up their apartment during a Los Angeles brushfire. Will they bring their crystal collection or their great grandma’s urn? An examination of priorities.
Directed by Capucine Berney 9 m English United States

Dear Babe
A home-alone-houseboy is hungry, and not just for breakfast. What will daddy think when he reads about the houseboy’s filthy antics?
Directed by Ethan Folk 3 m German with English subtitles Germany

Don’t Fuck With England
A love story of words, whips, fries, and chips.
Directed by Rocket Ear 2 m English United States

My Eggboy
The wicked funny side of the Stockholm syndrome.
Directed by Etienne Bellefeuille 8 m French with English subtitles Canada

Hiding in Daylight
After a gay purge, four best friends are surviving by living in fake marriages to each other.
Directed by Cheryl Allison 15 m English United States

Summer of Connor
A photographer begins seeing the face of a barista, Connor, in his work- as well as every other human being- and embraces his emerging attraction to men. He still hasn’t told his girlfriend.
Directed by Russell Goldman 9 m English United States

March 2019 All Month on PhillyCam Sunday nights at 10:30pm. Link posted when available!
Thirty minutes of programming will be broadcast to everyone with Comcast cable in the Philadelphia metro area. The 30 minute program has videos about the fight for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal, regional organizing for healthcare for all, accessibility justice and a conversation about how Mexican-American gay men had to fight the Texas health department to get Spanish-language AIDS prevention services in the 1980s — when gay sex was illegal there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2019
Stony Brook University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
I will be presenting some of my films at this event at Stony Brook University.
2019 Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference
“Asking for a Friend (of Dorothy): What to Expect When You’re Expecting The End of the World”
Keynote: Shanté Paradigm Smalls,
Assistant Professor, English,
St. John’s University
This year’s conference aims to address both how to cope, resist or even outright refuse the current state of affairs. I’m fairly sure my work was selected for the portion described as, “The role of humor, camp, irony, sarcasm and irreverence.”

Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a scholar, artist, and writer. Smalls teaches and researches Black popular culture in music, film, visual art, genre fiction, and other aesthetic forms. Dr. Smalls is currently finishing their first scholarly manuscript, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City, which won the 2016 CLAGS Fellowship Award for best manuscript in LGBTQ Studies. Smalls’ writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Black Scholar, GL/Q, Women & Performance, Criticism, Lateral, American Behavioral Scientist, Suspect Thoughts, The Black Scholar, Syndicate Literature, and the Oxford Handbook of Queerness and Music.