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This American Lesbian Life: Uplifting (And Fun) Short Films

Saturday, June 22, Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton

Films: 7:00 – 9:30 pm; Social Hour: 6:00-7:00pm

Funny, inspiring, poignant, creative, and definitely entertaining – these films capture lesbian life’s joys and challenges: from teenager Heather and her four moms having The Sex Talk to online dating to elders living large and proud – plus time travel through lesbian cinema and activism since the ‘70s told by the inspiring, daring, and often hilarious lesbian filmmakers who made it all happen. Buckle up for a great ride!

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Director: Caroline Berler; 2018; USA; 58 min

Lovers of lesbian film unite! This fascinating and entertaining story of lesbian cinema is told by the inspiring and genius lesbian filmmakers who made it all happen. With a delightful multitude of lesbian film clips, director Caroline Berler takes us on a riveting, behind the scenes exploration of ’70s lesbian cinema, ’80s lesbian activism, ’90s Lesbian & New Queer Cinema, and 21st-century Hollywood-styled lesbian films. Barbara Hammer, a talented and radical trailblazer in lesbian filmmaking for decades, recently died in March at age 79, and this film offers us her last glorious interview.

HEATHER HAS FOUR MOMS

Director: Jeanette Buck, 2018, USA, 14 min

When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.

BOIHOOD

Director: Rhea Bozzacchi, 2018, USA, 7 min

In this comedic film, a newly-out lesbian struggles to find the right outfit to wear to a party. Each of her friends has a different opinion about what she should wear and how she should act, but in the end, she decides to dare to be herself. But how will she fare at the party???

GETTING STARTED

Director: Andrea Meyerson, 2018, USA, 21 min

After meeting online, 50 something Tori and Joy finally have their first date. Chemistry ensues immediately, but will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome some of the challenges presented? With life priorities set and a wishlist for a partner perfectly honed, do you dare to let your heart open you to the unexpected?

A GREAT RIDE

Director: Deborah Craig & Veronica Deliz, 2018, USA, 28 min

Leave it to these radical, political, fighting the good fight, older lesbians to embrace aging with dynamism, determination, a zest for life, and humor – lots of humor. Featuring Sally Miller Gearhart, visionary lesbian author of “Wanderground,” and Brenda Crawford, lifelong LGBTQ political activist, A GREAT RIDE offers portraits of older lesbians who are inspiring role models for aging and who all have an independent and irreverent spirit and a heartening delight in living well, laughing hard, and staying in their power.