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Date Night Shorts: Love and Loss

  • Performance Hall - Calgary Public LIbrary 800 3 Street Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0E7 Canada (map)

91 min
Rated PG 14

Appel en Absence (Missed call) - 1m
Directed by Kevin Cappel

A voicemail from Mom asking if her son has a girlfriend, as he is taking makeup off of his face. 

Life After - 13m
Directed by Ria Tobaccowala

“Life After” is about Nisha, a single mother and Indian immigrant, who travels to New York City to clear out her daughter Zara's apartment. Out of her element in the big city, Nisha discovers surprising new details about Zara. With help from her best friend and a stranger, Nisha uncovers the truth about her daughter’s life. 

First Girl I Loved - 5m
Directed by Anna Yuen

Content Warning: Discussions of Domestic Violence 
A short documentary interviewing queer women about the first girl they loved.

Teddy - 11m
Directed by Christopher Sweeney

What would you sacrifice for the ones you love? The tragic events of one night have robbed Paul of almost everything, and now he must decide if he is ready to step up and honour his best friend’s final wish. The debut short film from filmmaker Christopher Sweeney, a touching LGBTQ drama about love and friendship.

Infinite While it Lasts - 18m
Director and Screenplay by  Akira Kamiki

After falling in love at a party, Danny and Seiji just want to be together. However, their differences might prove stronger than their feelings. The first fiction film about asexuality.

End Conversion Therapy - 8m 
Directed by Zachary Clarence, Miranda Huba

Content warning: Contains scenes of shock therapy and abuse
A survivor of conversion therapy navigates the New York dating scene.

3 Siblings

Directed by: Sheena Rossiter

Ludmylla, Victor and Ângelo are three siblings with different gender
identities. Born and raised in one of São Paulo's favelas, they bring us
into their world during the city's LGBT Pride Month. Every year, São Paulo
hosts one of the world's largest Pride Parades to celebrate Brazil's LGBT
community. But homophobia and transphobia are still rampant in South
America's largest nation. These three siblings show us how they face these
societal challenges everyday, and how it impacts their relationships with
each other.