Saturday, June 23 | 1:30pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
Enjoy five new films brimming with local ingenuity. The scripts, the themes and the even the directors themselves have their filmmaking origins from the Kansas City area. Proceeds from this program benefit the OUT HERE NOW Filmmakers Fund which supports creative works by, for and about the regional LGBTQ+ community.
Using drones, dance, farm implements, heirloom quilts, agriculture, and video installation, Eternal Harvest is a short film by Kansas City based writer, artist and actor David Wayne Reed about the cycle of life as depicted by the growing season on a rural Kansas farm.
Directed by David Wayne Reed
12 minutes | USA | 2018
HUMAN IS HUMAN
The story of Parker Liu, an individual who is currently transitioning from female to male. This documentary serves a platform for Liu to speak about his specific life experiences. Liu touches on topics of family acceptance, coming out, cultural norms, and future plans.
Keegun Selley is a Kansas City native filmmaker and photographer, currently studying at Avila University.
Directed by Keegun Selley
7 minutes | USA | 2018
Directed by Savannah Rodgers
7 minutes | USA | 2018
A short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance shot in Lawrence, Kansas. Savannah Rodgers is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. She serves on the board of the KC Film Society and is an artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation.
A day in the life of closeted high school senior Jeremiah. With a religious upbringing, and a conservative mother, Jeremiah tries to fight his attraction to other boys, in particular his classmate Evan. With his struggle Jeremiah's mental health becomes jeopardized. After a heated confrontation with his mother Jeremiah is left to decide whether he wants to deny who he is to please his mother or accept who he is. Filmmaker Joshua Steven Allred based his film on his teenage years in Kansas City. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Directed by Joshua Steven Allred
14 minutes | USA | 2018
TAYLOR SWIFT - Look What You Made Me Do (Captain What Remix)
Directed by Hunter Harding
5 minutes | USA | 2018
When a homophobic father learns his teenage son is gay, he responds by committing him to a psychotic, experimental gay-conversion surgeon. Hunter Harding is a director, editor and effects artist who just graduated from the University of Kansas.