Defy Closing Party
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Defy Closing Party

That's a wrap! Join us after the final screening on Saturday to celebrate another successful, defiant year! The Lounge Theatre film (Santa Inocencia) will be on a loop all night, and the air conditioning will be blasting along with the music in the Defy Lounge. Bring your dancing shoes!

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I AM THAT (with opening short film Rendezvous with God)
Aug
25
7:15 PM19:15

I AM THAT (with opening short film Rendezvous with God)

When Skylar, a cloistered nun, gets word of her sister's death, her life's future suddenly comes into question. Granted eight days outside the convent by the Mother Abbess, Skylar ventures out on a pilgrimage to the religious town of Chimayo, New Mexico, where her sister is buried. On her journey, Skylar is joined by two other outsiders -- a runaway teenager and a train-hopping drifter -- whose presence and friendship challenge her dedication to God. I AM THAT is a sparkling, modern, pop-style film whose novelty and original soundtrack breathe new life into the timeless story about the pursuit to find connection and certainty in one's life.

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Drama Block (short films)
Aug
25
5:15 PM17:15

Drama Block (short films)

This spectacular collection of six stories, each beautiful in their simplicity, brings us into a moment in time with one person. Each character is searching for something different, but after watching all of them, you’ll find their individual struggles heartbreakingly universal. These stories will sit with you long after the lights come up.

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Daddy Issues (with opening short film Animales de Cristal)
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Daddy Issues (with opening short film Animales de Cristal)

Daddy Issues follows Maya, a talented queer artist on the verge of a first love that is more complicated than anything she could imagine. Maya spends her days escaping into her drawings and social media, where she cyberstalks the alluring Jasmine; an aspiring designer in an emotionally charged, co-dependent relationship with a neurotic sugar daddy. When Maya and Jasmine's paths finally cross, they begin a romantic relationship that provides Maya her dream of first love and Jasmine the inspiration she needs to jump start her career. It's all gumdrops and fairytales until a bizarre love triangle soon emerges, all because of "daddy issues."

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Documentary Block (short films)
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Documentary Block (short films)

Documentaries can bring you face-to-face with reality. Sometimes it’s looking at the harsh truths of society or politics, and sometimes it shows the intimacy and vulnerabilities of other people’s lives. This can be hard, but seeing the naked truth can also be liberating, offering important new perspectives.

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Experimental Block (short films)
Aug
24
8:45 PM20:45

Experimental Block (short films)

To experiment is to take the bold first step out of the comfortable and known, into strange and sometimes disturbing new territory. If art is about discovery, these filmmakers aim for the moon and bring back from their journeys a vision of the world that is strange, divine, and universal.

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