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LOVE OUT LOUD

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

Soulmates and old flames. BFFs and FWBs. Girlfriends, boyfriends, and themfriends. These stories are about those outside the box, and the love that brings them full circle.

In this program


AIKANE

Directed by Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson

A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls into a mysterious underwater world. When the octopus who rescued him transforms into a handsome young man, they fall in love and an epic adventure begins

ANYWHERE THE WIND BLOWS

Directed by Jay Liu

Having recently fled Chinese political persecution, a HongKonger activist is trying to rebuild his life in the United States, but a visit from his ex-boyfriend rekindles unresolved feelings and threatens to derail his plans.

BABY GAY

Directed by Arielle Frances Bagood

Desperate to finally prove her bisexuality, Stevie Lee bluffs her way into a lesbian threesome thinking she’ll “figure it out” when she gets there.

BEST FIENDS

Directed by Jonathan De Guzman II

Two best friends confront each other about their friendship and vape addiction.

DOG, BRUH!

Directed by Katja!

Remember that one time in 1995 when Shawn appropriated Black culture to impress his crush and best friend to the Prom?

GRAPEFRUIT

Directed by Jessica Liu

Strangers connect over grapefruit, jelly, and a chance to truly be seen.

I WANNA BECOME THE SKY

Directed by Jess X. Snow, traci kato-kiriyama

When a young student visits the studio of a charismatic artist to get her first tattoo, she is forced to confront a shared cultural secret that awakens the burgeoning force inside of her.

WHEN THE HOUSE LIGHTS COME ON

Directed by Apa Agbayani

In 2044, a middle-aged gay man finds himself ageing out of the Manila rave scene. A chance encounter with a mischievous ex-lover changes the tune of his last dance.

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