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Film Wed May 04 2011

Dyke Delicious presents May Shorts program

Dyke Delicious, a monthly lesbian screening series at Chicago Filmmakers, recently announced the line-up for their May Shorts program. The shorts range from serious dramas to hilarious comedies and feature two films by Chicago directors (Thresholds and The Kitteh Hutch). See the full line-up after the jump.

Butch Tits by Jen Crothers (2010, Canada, 4 min.) - Butch women discuss the sometimes complicated relationship they have with their breasts.
Sleep Tight (Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite) by Lisa G (2009, Canada, 15 min.) - A humorous checklist of the things a Vancouver queer couple had to do dealing with bed bugs.
Asylum by Lisa G (2008, Canada, 7 min.) - Nurse Norma McMurdo recollects working at Riverview Mental Hospital from 1949-1951 and how her encounters with lesbian patients there lead her to believe that they weren't actually crazy.
Thresholds by Linda Garcia Merchant (2011, Chicago, 6:30 min.) - "Thresholds" is the urban tale about pushing barriers in the moments lived between each breath. Three people, Detective Gomez, Nancy and her son Benny, are touched by life changing events that will shatter assumptions encompassing the edge of humanity. Produced by Las Pilonas Productions, their goal is to produce narrative dramas that reflect the multi-cultural nuances of today's Latino society. (Director in person)
The Kitteh Hutch by Erik Larson (2011, Chicago, 4 min) - A highly stylized experimental short film created by actor/writer Sarah Levin, "The Kitteh Hutch" is a moment in the life of Mabel, a rebellious kitty with mutiny on her mind. Will Mabel succeed in her plans? (Sarah Levin in person)
Hey F*** Face by Amber Dawn (2008 Canada, 4 min.) - "Hey F*** Face" is part two of a three part series of short video poems that explore the puzzling and often hazardous task of being human. Medical specimens, gender bending Christian clergy and kinky sex are just a few of the topics the whimsical narrator touches upon.
Jay Dreams by Catherine Pancake (2009, Baltimore, 30 min.) - "Jay Dreams" is a short film based on a series of haikus written by writer and poet Jai Brooks and featuring 12 extremely unique, dom-fem performers of color from the Baltimore/DC area. The story addresses off-handed humor, awkward moments, sexual desire, gender expression, and the irreducible nature of life, relationships, and love within the African American queer scene.
The Lies We Tell But The Secrets We Keep (Trailer) by Coquie Hughes (2011, Chicago, 3 min.) Director in person
A Mind in Quicksand (Trailer) by Kim Lile (2011, Chicago, 3 min.) Director in person

May Shorts will be screening Saturday, May 14 at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark Street). There will be a social hour at 7 pm and the screenings will start at 8 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Though a RSVP is not required it is recommended as this event usually fills up quickly. Email to ensure your spot!

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