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  • Downtown Indeppendent 251 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)


LACFF will be screening two narrative shorts, one documentary short, and one documentary feature to share Chinese voices on LGBTQ issues.

Smokers Die Slowly Together (然后) by Luxingyuan Zheng

12'/ China & US / North America Premiere /Narrative short

Alina and Lily are a lesbian couple. This afternoon, Alina is moving out with her boyfriend. They wait for him to arrive, and they talk about the past.

SHe (筑位) by Kuo Hsin-Ying ...

36'/ Taiwan/ US Premiere /Documentary short

How does the body matter when we talk about sex and sexuality? Chiku, a trans person. and Wei, a lesbian, got “ legally” married in Taiwan on December 2012. The documentary shows the subtle moments of their daily married life, through which the imagined voyeuristic spectacle is turned into everyday tactics. The main idea is to highlight gender fluidity, which cannot be fixed into a heterosexual framework, and radically, to ask for a reconsideration of the entire system of gender norms.

Blooming Night (海上良宵) by Beier Zhong,

9'/ China /Narrative short

Bell is a lonely, twenty-something homeless guy living in Shanghai. One day, wandering around in a run-down, stinky under-path, he sees a pair of bright red heels passing by. The color stimulates something deep in his heart. Out of curiosity, he starts to follow their owner across the city of Shanghai and ends up in an old club, where he discovers a forbidden community that he has never encountered before and begins to realize his hidden desires.

Earlier Event: November 17
Opening Ceremony