LAUGHING OUT LOUD

Monday, June 24 |  5:15pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza

Break the Monday doldrums with a happy hour of funny short flicks guaranteed to lift your spirits and brighten your day. The 2019 finalists for Best Comedy Short are served up in this titter-filled, twilight showcase. Get your ballot at the box office along with your ticket. Your rankings will determine this year's winner from among these mirth-making nominees.

BAD

A critic is tasked with the challenge of professionally assessing her girlfriend's abstract art.

Directed by Britney Ngaw & Jared Rushanan |  5 minutes

COME AT ME, BRO

Two gay men find a creative way to release their pent-up aggression.

Directed by Ethan Fuirst  |  5 minutes

THE COCOA FONDUE SHOW

With the booming success of her new product line, SPRABS Spray on Abs for Men, budding starlet Cocoa Fondue prepares to shoot the pilot of her very own variety show! Tensions on set are high as the director, Mulan Rouge, scrambles to make everything perfect before the network executive, Lola, arrives. But something ominous haunts the set of Cocoa Fondue's show... Will Cocoa be able to track down the ghosts of her past before Lola cans her pilot? Or will her closet skeletons come clawing at Cocoa's newfound fame?

Directed by Andrew Wyatt Arnold |  15 minutes  |  Watch Preview

THE CURSE

While at a Halloween party preparing for the online hookup of a lifetime, things get a little weird after Kyle bumps into a witch in the bathroom.

Directed by Dave Berenato  |  7 minutes

THE GABYSITTERS CLUB

When tomboy Kristi finds out her best friend Maryann might be dating a BOY, she calls an emergency club meeting! But just why is Kristi so upset? Could it be that she's never come to terms with her own sexuality?? This is one mystery it'll take the whole club to solve

Directed by Savannah Dooley  |  8 minutes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ART

As the dialogue repeats three times in this quirky little comedy we find that infidelity is not constrained by sexual orientation.

Directed by Andy Harmon |  3 minutes  |  Watch Preview

HIS GUY THURSDAY

Jim, fresh off a breakup, has set up a hookup. Unbeknownst to him, his ex, Matteo, has catfished him in order to get back into Jim’s life.

Directed by Shane Anderson |  6 minutes

IS YOUR TEEN A HOMOSEXUAL?

A short allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump's America by using the style of “teen hygiene” educational films of the 1950s. Johnny comes out to his family, who are helped by an off-screen Narrator, but stereotypes and prejudices prove to be stronger than family ties.

Directed by Tamara Scherbak  |  6 minutes 

LUKEWARM

Just your typical, mediocre, beige, room temperature sex. John and Eric put the "lust" back in "lackluster."

Directed by Mitch Yapko |  7 minutes

OLD FLAMES

Damian likes to daydream, especially about his ex-boyfriend, Jessie. And on one quiet night in a bar, we see his fantasies take shape and he meets face-to-face with the man of his dreams. As he journeys back to the "love of his life," Damian gets the wake-up call that memory and desire don't always match who we are in real life.

Directed by Cydney Cox  |  8 minutes

PEPITAS

Andrea, despite being over thirty, still lives at home with his mother and his visually impaired grandmother. His family doesn't know but he has a part-time job.

Directed by Alessandro Sampaoli |  8 minutes

OUT HERE NOW: The Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

is produced in coordination with Unity Temple on the Plaza
and Open Circle Media & Marketing 

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