For Valentine’s Day, these films take us on a journey of love and its many forms: a celebration of a 40-year relationship, the awakening of new passion, the rejuvenation of a troubled marriage, the awkward pratfalls of falling in love, the bond between a mother and son, and a love letter to a remarkable Los Angeles neighborhood.
Tiny and Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women
An intimate and humorous portrait of legendary jazz trumpeter Tiny Davis and her partner of over 40 years, drummer-pianist Ruby Lucas with rare jazz recordings, live performances, vintage photographs, and narrative poetry by Cheryl Clarke.
Directed by Greta Schiller, Andrea Weiss – USA, 1989, 30 min
Fresh Air Therapy
In this offbeat comedy from Germany, a lesbian couple discovers that counseling isn’t the only way to work out their differences.
Directed by Christoph Scheermann– Germany, 2009, 6 min
Audience Award Melbourne Queer Film Fest Australia 2010
Caught between what was and what could be, a woman who has lost her lust for life in the world’s most passionate city takes a chance.
Directed by Lynda Tarryk – USA, 2011, 9 min
Falling for Caroline
This feel-good romantic comedy tells the tale of Darcy, who becomes uncontrollably accident-prone whenever she’s around the girl of her dreams.
Directed by Christine Chew – Canada, 2010, 20 min
Audience Award for Best Short, ImageOut, 2009 (Rochester, NY);
Best Short Film, Queersicht Festival, Bern, Switzerland, 2009
and i am me
An honest and touching portrayal of the relationship between a lesbian mother and her adopted, Ethiopian son.
Directed by Alison Segar – USA, 2010, 16 min
East L.A. Interchange
This trailer for a work-in-progress documentary shows how excavating Boyle Heights’ unique multicultural past serves as a field guide for understanding how to encourage and support diversity, active citizenship, and a respect for differences.
Directed by Betsy Kalin – USA, 2012, 12 min
There will ba a Q&A after with several of the Directors!!!