PrideArts Summer Film Festival – Week 1
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
Virtual
Runs Jul 05Jul 12, 2022

Five short queer-themed films from the US, Canada, South Africa, and Tunisia.

A BLOOM (Republic of South Africa, 24:00). Directed by Antony Rangel Coll.

Nick just got back home after spending three months at a therapy center. He is determined to leave all the pain inflicted by his previous love behind. After going out with his two friends to a local bar, Nick sees love across the room again, shyly smiling at him. The strange visit of the past and the sweet gaze of a stranger will finally make him sink to the bottom of his heart and be reborn.

HOLD THE LINE (USA, 36:47). Directed by SB Gamble.

A couple find themselves in the throes of pandemic and social unrest in May of 2020.

NIDHAL (Tunisia, 10:30). Directed by Bassem Ben Brahim

Between reality and animation, the story of Nidhal is told, a young homosexual Tunisian who  defended individual freedoms in Tunisia through his work in radio. He found himself under a  lot of pressure which forced him to leave the country and seek asylum in the Netherlands.

PRAY THE GAY AWAY (USA, 11:27). Directed by Chang-Min Jonathan Hyon.

Danny, a queer, Korean high schooler, becomes invisible after an intense prayer group literally prays the gay away. Will he ever be seen again?

STRANDED (Canada, 13:00). Directed by Emile Viens.

After its space pod crashes, an alien telepathically calls for help, causing a grieving man to have hallucinations of his deceased boyfriend.

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