The post-queer, musical biopic Thirsty tells the story of girly-boy Scott Townsend, who turns to the world of drag as a safe respite from his bullied upbringing in the Cambridge, MA projects, becoming Thirsty Burlington, Provincetown’s beloved Cher impersonator. Within a dynamic, non-linear structure, the film visits significant events in Scott/Thirsty’s life, spanning the 1970s to the present, to illuminate the dangers and the joys of living life with a slippery gender. Culminating on an upbeat note, Thirsty’s message champions acceptance, outside and in.
Two Eyes 2020
1h 35min | Drama | 30 August 2020 (USA)
TWO EYES is a cinematic triptych which follows three main characters in three distinct time periods: in Late 19th century Montana, an artist (Benjamin Rigby, Alien: Covenant) seeking inspiration for his art, explores the landscape with his Native American guide (Kiowa Gordon, the Twilight Saga) and finds his conceptions of himself and the world around him challenged. In 1979 Barstow, California, the mundane existence of a questioning youth (Uly Schlesinger) is given a shot of adrenaline by the arrival of a new exchange student (Jessica Allain, The Laundromat) who envelopes them both with her lust for life. In present-day Wyoming a trans teenager (Ryan Cassata) works through his self-destructive feelings with his perceptive, non-binary therapist (Kate Bornstein). Exploring themes of gender, love, grief, and the power of art to transcend time, the seemingly unrelated narratives are ultimately interwoven into a single powerful storyline that reveals the deep and eternal connection between all three characters.
Dry Wind 2020
Vento Seco (original title)
Unrated | 1h 50min | Drama | 22 August 2020 (USA)
The area around Catalan in Brazil’s state of Goiás is dry, very dry. Sandro’s life here is somewhat monotonous. He works in a fertilizer factory and divides his days between the city club, work, soccer with friends and city parties. He has a purely sexual relationship with his colleague Ricardo. He always seems to be a bit of an outsider, not comfortable in his own skin, not really belonging. When Maicon, a man straight out of a Tom of Finland illustration, shows up in their small town and flirts with Ricardo, his burgeoning feelings of jealousy set a change in motion.
1h 33min | Drama | 20 August 2020 (USA)
New York City, 2013. A young bisexual man enters an interracial relationship. In the midst of the Sandusky trial, against the backdrop of a cicada summer, he comes to terms with his own childhood trauma.
The day began yesterday 2020
El día comenzó ayer (original title)
31min | Short, Drama | March 2020 (Mexico)
Orlando and Saul meet by accident. The first one is a self-confident young man, university gymnast who avoids that his HIV-positive status defines him; while Saul, on the opposite, is insecure and barely understands what having an active sexual life means. The meeting will result in a new way of seeing life, one without fear where sex is an encounter and not a way of getting away from others.
Drive Me Home 2018
1h 34min | Drama | 26 September 2019 (Italy)
Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a small town in Sicily; they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere else. Now thirty-year-olds, they both live abroad but they lost touch years ago. When Antonio discovers that the house he grew up in, which had been empty for a long time, is about to be sold at auction, he decides to leave and reconnects with his childhood friend. But their lives have changed a lot. Old conflicts and new revelations bring them through Europe on a truck journey.