Autumn 2020

The world as we knew it is ending, for better and for worse.
Nevertheless, I’m happy to be included a few festivals, and I’m looking forward to seeing what people are making.

Mom and I (as Fisher-Price people) stand in her living room

Here is some news!  I’ve made a new movie this spring, and it will show at festivals this autumn!
It’s called #DaughterFail, and it is the story of Mom’s move into the nursing home, and me trying to make her stay there comfortable – but we were thwarted by COVID-19!

Here is a listing of screenings so far:

September 25, 2020:  The Film Collective, Philadelphia

October 30-31, 2020: WIPE Amateur Film Festival, Berlin

ALSO: For the rest of August, you can watch CAROL in the “Love” program at FilmPride: The Brighton & Hove’s Pride Film Festival.  There is a hilarious interview of me by Deborah Espect in the Q & A link.  Watch me falter!

 

 

 

FilmPride on Latest TV Brighton

Poster for CarolMy parody of the aclaimed film CAROL  will be shown on Wednesday 5th 9.30pm (BST) in the LOVE program. Then repeated on the same day and time w/c 10th August.

FilmPride Brigton be screening a selection of the films in a series of television shows from 3rd to 16th August, on Latest TV Brighton, Freeview 7 & Virgin Media 159, and on 13 local television channels throughout the UK.

Latest TV is available in Brighton and surroundings on Freeview 7 & Virgin Media 159. (They stream some of their shows online, but FilmPride will not be streamed)

Summer 2020 News

I hope you and your loved ones have stayed safe during these perilous times.

The next screening for CAROL will be in Brighton, UK, as part of FilmPride: The Brighton and Hove Pride Film Festival, August, 2020.

“We are Brighton & Hove Pride’s official LGBTQ+ film festival, now in our second year.
Like many festivals in 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve had to cancel our live events and switch to delivering our programme online. We’re proud to be bringing you over 50 fantastic LGBTQ+ short films, documentaries, animations and feature films, along with Q&As with some of the filmmakers. The FilmPride Online Film Festival will run from 17th to 31st August via our partner’s website, latestbrighton.”

Included in the program are:

I Know Her
Dir: Fawzia Mirza
In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realise that perhaps they have a little too much in common.

Abomination
Dir: Nicky Larkin
A radical Northern Irish theatre company make the world’s first documentary opera, taking every homophobic phrase said by the DUP, and putting it to music, verbatim.

Cwch Deilen
Dir: Efa Blosse-mason
Through a striking illustrative style, this is the story of Heledd and Celyn, who navigate the undiscovered and murky waters of entering a new relationship.

The Task
Dir: Sander Houwen, Sjoerd Weening
In a God-fearing village, local goldsmith Alain delivers wedding rings to gay couple Sam and Daan.

Swivel
Dir: Lois Norman
What if, an intimacy of touch, a truth of want, Swivels around your doubt and trusts? What if, love is not a gender, it is a swivel of the heart?

Turn it Around
Dir: Neils Bourgonje
When fifteen year-old Bram falls for Florian at a house party, there’s only one problem: nobody knows Bram is gay.

Bath Time
Dir: Alice Trueman
Comedy sketch about the perils of taking a bath when you and your partner are feeling slightly different vibes… From the sketch web-series ‘Spoon the Prune’.

Jericho
Dir: Matt Parsons
A brief moment of love, grief and loss.

(F)our Seasons
Dir: Miguel Gabaldón
Throughout the four seasons of the year, four couples meet, live, split and meet again in the cities of Madrid, Chicago and New York.

The Last Romantics
Dir: João Cândido Zacharias
Two young men share different points of view of the same sexual encounter in a public space.

Atomic Love
Dir: Imogen McCluskey
It’s 1988. Recently married Dana helps her eternally-single friend Aleea make a video profile for a dating service, provoking a confession which forces them to address the nature of their relationship.

A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet
Dir: Larry Tung
To celebrate becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage, Taiwan threw a big wedding banquet in front of its Presidential Building in Taipei.

Carol
Dir: Krissy Mahan
This short film is a parody of Todd Haynes’ 2015 film “Carol,” that presents a hilarious and necessary class analysis, with better sex.

Stallion
Dir: Zachary Smith
Reece, a closeted college football captain, struggles with the toxic behaviours of his teammates, and those behaviours bleeding into his relationship with his partner and fellow teammate, Beau.

Sappho Singing
Dir: Tzeli Hadjidimitriou
The lyric poet Sappho, presented as a modern woman, turns up in her birthplace, Eressos on the island of Lesvos, and moves among its modern-day inhabitants.

 

London Short Film Festival 2019

Elated that Team Dykeumentary will be included in this prestigious festival! My Crazy Boxers is in the Up To And Including Her Limits screening, and a saucy re-writing of the sexist biblical tale The Genesis of Butch & Femme is in the Fringe! B Movie Resistance program.  Grateful!!! Excellent!!!

NEW SHORTS: Up to and Including Her Limits
18:30 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Regent Street Cinema

Navigating societal constraints and internal upheaval, the female characters at the centre of these works contend with a loss of control and spiralling selfhoods.

Steffie Yee manifests the language lost between matrilineal generations through pencil and plasticine, alongside animator Flóra Anna Buda’s sensual, lucid imaginings of a braless queer future. Video artist Hannah Perry probes our culture’s relationship to death, mental health and the underlying weight of gender in an experimental elegy, whilst Krissy Mahan tires of the incessant gendering of underwear. Guest programmed by Jenna Roberts. 83’

  • ENTROPIA

    Flóra Anna Buda 10 mins (HU, 2019)

    A film about queer relationships in a future without bras.

  • GUSH

    Hannah Perry 21 mins (UK, 2019)

    An intensely personal yet universal exploration of the experience of loss, marking the first time Perry has chosen to address the tragedy of the recent suicide of her best friend and artistic collaborator, Pete Morrow. Using a custom rigged 360° camera, this is a moving inquiry into romance, psychosis and our relationship to death.

  • CHUBBY

    Madeleine Sims-Fewer / Dusty Mancinelli 22 mins (CA, 2019)

    A ten year old girl struggles with the residual trauma of her sexual abuse.

  • MY CRAZY BOXERS

    Krissy Mahan 9 mins (US, 2019)

    Suicidal – or just a working class butch dyke caught in the wrong underpants? Seems that the boxers were the bigger problem, according to my treatment team. Based on the director’s actual meetings with hospital staff while in a psychiatric hospital system.

  • THE LOST SOUND

    Steffie Yee 2 mins (AU, 2018)

    Inspired by the poem On Ç by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of language that become extinct through semantic evolution.

  • ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

    Lasse Linder 19 mins (CH, 2019)

    Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

NEW SHORTS: Fringe! B-Movie Resistance
13:00 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Rio Cinema, London

When the going gets tough, the queers grab our cameras and make DIY, B-movie resistance films bursting with political power, revolt, and lashings of glitter. From a much-needed rewrite of the creation story, to zombie drag queens and goth punks… It’s so much more fun on the B-side! Programmed by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival. 95’
  • RIVER

    Sam Crainich 18 mins (US, 2017)

    Set in the very near future, America is in the throws of Fascism a group of underground queers struggle to survive.

  • LOCK HORNS

    Dann Parry 3 mins (UK, 2019)

    Two wrestlers approach each other to battle for male dominance, but soon the fight descends into something even more animalistic, as hypermasculinity clashes with desire.

  • THE ARCH OF FEAR

    Juan Rodrigues 9 mins (BR, 2017)

    Explorations of homosexuality, race and social class with a little bit of glitter.

  • BATHROOM TROLL

    Aaron Immediato 15 mins (, 2018)

    When a clique of mean girls bully Cassie for not “looking like a girl” in the school bathroom, they awaken a dangerous rage deep within her in a creative response to controversial “bathroom bill” legislation.

  • THE GENESIS OF BUTCH & FEMME

    Krissy Mahan 6 mins (US, 2015)

    Fisher price toys re-imagine the creation story ss a Butch & Femme story.

  • LACTASIA

    Val Phoenix 44 mins (UK, 2019)

    Drag queens and goth punks get turned into zombies by the patriarchy’s toxic foundation (like, the make-up kind) and they get saved by a butch undertaker who feeds them with breastmilk.

Sip; Screening #4/ Prison Abolition & Nurturance

Sip; Screening #4/ Prison Abolition & Nurturance
This is a FUNDRAISER for CHEZ STELLA, a local org that provides legal support by and for sex workers!
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Le Cagibi
6596 St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3C6

FOR  FREAKY QUEERS DARLING DEVIANTS & GENTLE FOLK Come watch some gorgeous post-porn with us! The films selected for this screening are centred around the theme of :
PRISON ABOLITION//NURTURANCE CULTURE

What does that mean?
PRISON ABOLITION: the opposite of a system that isolates, punishes and shames as one that occurs in communion and nurturance. We think that reflecting these values in our intimate practices can help create other ways of responding to conflict and abuse within our spaces. So we are screening films centred on:
COMPASSION – COMMUNION – COLLECTIVISM – RECIPROCITY – NURTURANCE – TRUST- HONOURING.

What is Post porn?
In short it was a wave of porn that came about to extend sexual and sensual narratives of what could be considered erotic as well as redefine bodies, fluids and whatever surrounds us. It tends to be freaky, artistic and seeks to carve out space for bodies that are normally pushed aside in intimate practices! It’s about having more control over the creation, about fair work practices and expansion!

This is a FUNDRAISER for CHEZ STELLA, a local org that provides legal support by and for sex workers!

DOORS: 19h30
SCREENING STARTS: 20h00
DJ set by LaFhomme: 21h30
10$ PWYC//NOTAFLOF (No one turned away for lack of funding)

ACCESSIBILITY:
There is a ramp, 5 feet long to go on top of two steps at the height of 11 inches. Door frame is 3 foot 96 inches
Both bathrooms are gender neutral and one is wheelchair accessible.
There is a changing table in one of the bathrooms.
This is not a sober event but there are some tasty non-alcoholic drinks available!

Please message us if we are missing anything in terms of accessibility that could be added here, we would consider it a great help!

There will be someone on site for active listening and trouble-shooting/discomfort sifting.

There will be free catered food by MIDNIGHT KITCHEN to help promote the accessibility of the event.

PROGRAM // PROGRAMMATION

>Baby (8 min), Evie Snax<
A captivating and romantic dreamscape of divine mystic witch Lucifer Rising taking a lavish milky hot bath with herself in the futuristic steam machine. Oozing femininity and sensuality, she grabs your attention and leaves you creamy and wet.

>Morsures (8 min), Jules Delisle<
Portraits rapprochés et intimes des étapes entourant l’acte de mordre et de se faire mordre.

>Shattered (5 min ) Salty Cherie<
How many queers do you need to change a lightbulb? A kinky short film about intimacy and safe spaces

>Dear Babe (3 min) Ethan Folk<
A home-alone-houseboy is hungry, and not just for breakfast. What will daddy think when he reads about the houseboy’s filthy antics?

>Criolo Etérea music video (5 min), Toni Monetti<
Project “Etérea”, a song by the singer-songwriter which video and making of feature representatives from various queer art groups from Brazil, in performances and behind-the-scenes interviews.

>Cirolo Etérea Documentary (9 min), Toni Monetti<

>I am/Yalini Dream (2 min), YaliniDream and Krissy Mahan<
Lankan Tamil Blood, Manchester-Born, Texas-Bred and Brooklyn-Brewed, performs a poem of refugee/migrant love for self and the world, through dance and a hiphop beat.

>Kitchen Talk (5 min), Evie Snax<
A group of 12 Black, Indigenous and People of Color in porn gather to create self-directed content. During the shoot we ended up gathered in the kitchen crying, laughing and holding each other. Here is an excerpt of that conversation.

>Eros (2min), Evie Snax<
In this epic portrait of trans feminine vibrancy and unadulterated creative expression, playful movement artist and dancer Manon Praline explores intimacy through a vulnerable and moving performance. Captured by Evie Snax and set to an ephemeral score by rising Azaadi pop star Kohinoorgasm, this short solo tease will leave hearts fluttering and open to the undeniable intimacy in this conversation between muse and lens. Baby is a story of queer romance, obsession, radical self acceptance, freedom, and lesbionic vanity.

MicroActs at The Chateau, Camberwell, London

MicroActs presents Invert Visions
Thursday 21st November 2019
The Chateau, London
Invert Visions, a cinematic space that celebrates the Queer gaze in Artist Film, sharing
our lives & stories, our voices & expression. From playful documentary to punk collage
and phantasmagorical animation, this collection of short films showcases the breadth
of styles & experiences in contemporary Queer moving image. Reappropriating the
late 19th/early 20th century term ‘Invert’ (used to refer to a homosexual person*), this
screening proudly explores the ‘inverted’ world; the internal landscape of emotion &
intimacy, and public experience of Otherness, erasure, and finally, community.
MicroActs presents 22 LGBTQ+ shorts from around the world, filled with joy & pathos.

Woodbury Queer International Film Festival

Woodbury Community Pride will host the Second Annual Woodbury Queer International Film Festival on Friday night, November 8, 2019.  The films were co-curated by Patricia Silva and me, and received funding by a grant from the New Jersey Council For The Humanities. I feel immense pride to be able to co-present a trans-affirming feminist, accessible queer film night — in a part of the my state that has almost no queer programming whatsoever.  The event is a grass-roots evening, with the goal of creating a space to meet other South Jersey queer people and friends.  It is hosted in the former department store at Polski’s Corner in Woodbury, NJ, which now hosts TikiTiki.  Please join me and let’s meet each other!

Mismatched chairs face a screen in an store

November 2019 Fringe! London Queer Film Fest

This autumn Team Dykeumentary has been going gangbusters!  It really is a team, after coming back last week from SQIFF i am more proud than ever of the real and strong community around accessible queer film that we’ve created.

Coming up this November is Fringe! London Queer Film Fest
This fabulous festival happens 12-17 November 2019 in East London. I am humbled that both one of my films from the vault, The Genesis of Butch and Femme, and my brand new one, My Crazy Boxers, will both be shown.  Here’s the info:

Fri Nov 15, 17:30
Film, Q+A,  Hatch, Free
Shorts program: Hide and Seek  (My Crazy Boxers)
A programme of experimental shorts that push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling in a game of hide and seek that crosses dimensions, finds connection through movement, excavates the past, and gets right into your pants in the search for identity, love and existence.
For a laugh, here’s what the program says: “Suicidal – or just a working class butch dyke caught in the wrong underpants? Pixellated fragments slowly materialise in this video based on actual meetings with hospital staff while in a psychiatric hospital system, creating a powerful and distressing elegy from the incessant gendering of underwear.”

Sat Nov 16, 13:30
Film, Rose Lipman Building, Free
Shorts program: A Hole New World With You  (The Genesis of Butch and Femme)
Queer people have always imagined a world different from our own where we can live and love freely. The oft quoted Jose Munoz’ ‘Cruising…’ says, ‘Queerness is not here yet’, and in these trying times, LGBTIQA+ folk lovingly remind one another that imagining a positive future, a brave new world, is necessary for survival. So is laughter; so are experiments. It’s necessary to feed and care for our minds and souls, especially precious in a climate of inhumanity in mainstream culture and society. These films employ joy to seek out new ways of being, forge new and celebratory spaces to inhabit, and throw away the rule book, forcing us to dream big. Here is home.

 

 

Autumn 2019 Screenings – Detroit, Belfast, Glasgow

I’m humbled and honored that my work has been included in the following festivals this fall. I wish I could attend them all.

Transstellar Film Festival  – World Premiere
28 September 2019, 9:15 PM  Cinema Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA
Experimental Shorts
Intrinsic Moral Evil, Dir: Harm Weistra
My Crazy Boxers, Dir: krissy mahan
Another Woman’s Scent, Dirs: Angie West, Jackie Nunns
Stella Erratica, Dir: Ben Barton
Reality Fragment 160921, Dir: Jasmine Lin, April Lin
Broken Doll, Dir: Gaspar Aguirre, Román Sovrano

Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival
6 October 2019,  4PM- 6 pm AN CULTÚRLANN, Belfast, Northern Counties of the Republic of Ireland

Cultúrlann Mc Adam Ó Fiaich is an Irish language, arts and cultural centre located at the heart of West Belfast on the Falls Road.
Program 3:
NATION YOUR NATION Director: Frederick Kelly Duration: 7mn
Duration: 7mn
A woman undertakes the ‘Life in the UK Test’. Through her eyes, ‘Nation Your Nation’ questions the means by which nation states determine people’s identities and futures.
ACAIACA Director: Wagner Cinelli Duration: 7mn
Acaiaca is based on a legend about a sacred cedar that was chopped down by the Portuguese, which caused the destruction of the nearby Puri Indian tribe in just one night. The Legend of Acaiaca was portrayed in the novel Acayaca 1729, by 19th Century Brazilian writer Joaquim Felicio dos Santos. The song was recorded in April/2017 by Urca Bossa Jazz, and it is one of the last works of percussionist Laudir de Oliveira
MAMA MAMA Director: EDUARDO VIEITEZ Duration: 9mnA
Syrian refugee girl trying to stay alive and make her way out finding a new home in a massive exodus under the Syrian civil war.
COLD FISH Director: David Hay Duration: 11mn
An old man wants to commit suicide but a young boy stops him. Notbecause he wants to save him butbecause he wants him to do the deed.
CRESCENT Director: Edward Heredia Duration: 7mn Moving into their new home, CelinaSmith struggles to cope with her daily life. As her concept of time becomes elusive, she begins to fear for hersanity. Her husband, Patrick Smith, tries to support her through prescribed medication but Celina continues to manically believe that itis the clocks in the house that are controlling her. After struggling to find proof, she manages to create a sundial in the garden and discovers herhusband’s controlling ways.
I AM/YALINI DREAM Director: YaliniDream and Krissy Mahan, 2019, 2 min, USA. Open captioned version available.
YaliniDream — Lankan Tamil Blood, Manchester-Born, Texas-Bred and Brooklyn-Brewed, performs a poem of refugee/migrant love for self and the world, through dance and a hiphop beat. Directors:
I AM SORRY Director: Kamil Olejnik Duration: 3mn To complete the path that leads to his redemption, a condemned man writes a letter of forgiveness. By offering this letter to his children, he fulfills his most cherished desire to break the cycle of violence that destroys his family from generation to generation.
THEY/THEM Director: Bo Beaufill Duration: 19mn Ash has always been very good with their words, however recently theyhaven’t been able to express themself. They realise that not everything is in blue and pink as they struggle to findtheir gender identity in a world resistant to change.
INFERNO Director: Cristiano Gazzarrini Duration: 4mn
In una cucina di un appartamento qualunque, un uomo è intento a tagliare un pezzo di carne. In camera da letto una donna giace sul letto. I suoni e i rumori di una violenta aggressione di un uomo ai danni di una donna echeggiano nell’ambiente.
A PAIN OF THE COLOUR HOMELAND Director: Nasim Ostovar Duration: 7mnRezvan with 30 years of age has to sew at home to earn money for her husband Hamid and their son Arman. Hamid just yells, breaks and beats Rezvan and Arman. what should Rezvan do? they say Hamid is crazy?
I SOGNI SOSPESI Director: Manuela Tempesta Duration: 12mn Marlène is a beautiful and restless French artist who expresses her creative talent by painting, with her naked body, a white canvas hanging in a cottage. The girl has fled her home country with her sister Sophie, who tries to stay close to her and supports her day after day. Their past is marked by a terrible secret, an event happened a long time before which deeply marked them, forcing them to flee to Italy.
HOME Director: Benjamin Harris Duration: 19mn
When a lonely young girl meets a local farmhand claiming to be held captive, can she help him or will his secret keep them both prisoner?

Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow, UK
3 October 2019, 3:00 pm4:10 pm, Center for Contemporary Arts
I Am/YaliniDream  (2m) Dir: YaliniDream, Krissy Mahan, Country: USA, Year: 2019, Language/s: English
Screening with:
tenderfluid
(3m) Dir: Liberty Antonia Sadler, Country: UK, Year: 2019, Language/s: English
Ponyboi (19m). Dir: River Gallo, Sade Clacken Joseph, Country: USA, Year: 2019, Language/s: English
The Wind on your Skin (18m). Dir: Naomi Beukes, Country: Namibia, Year: 2018, Language/s: English
Eyes (5m). Dir: Lily Ash Sakula, Country: UK, Year: 2019, Language/s: English
BLACKN3SS (22m). Dir: Diego Paulino, Country: Brazil, Year: 2018, Language/s: Portuguese
My Spine is a Beautiful Sea Monster (2m). Dir: Theresa Heath-Ellul, Country: UK, Year: 2019, Language/s: English

4 October 2019, 12.30 pm – 2:30 pm, CCA Theatre
My Crazy Boxers
See Me Proud presents: Mental Health Shorts

We know that mental health issues disproportionately affect LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, who often experience difficulties in accessing support. To create space for discussion and representation of these topics, we’ve curated a collection of insightful and powerful shorts in partnership with See Me Proud. Topics covered include depression, anxiety, loneliness, irrational thoughts, living with bipolar disorder, medication, and queerphobia encountered whilst obtaining treatment. The films incorporate a diversity of identities and styles, including animation, experimental, documentary, and sci-fi.Followed by a discussion on themes raised in the films with See Me Proud.With refreshments sponsored by Clever Kombucha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queer Jersey Filmmakers in Trenton

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7 PM
PopUp Anthology and Artworks Trenton
My Aunt Mame
PopUp Anthology is back for a night of local film on August 16th!
Filmmakers include K. Kypers, Krissy Mahan, the Cremer Brothers, Hadi Gass, Jamie DiNicola, and more.
We’ll be screening a program of films followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Free admission + reception to follow. Stay tuned for details!

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