RUN(A)WAY ARAB, dir. Savannah James-Bayly
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Highly In/Visible

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13:30 Sun 21 Jan 2018

Curzon Soho

Examining the intersections of visibility and identity, these shorts hold testament to the persistence and power of the communities coming out, carving space and renegotiating their obscurity. This selection looks across religion, race, sexuality and gender, from the lives of gay women through the 1960s to transgender siblings struggling to connect - here seen, heard, visualised and visible. 96 mins

Curzon Soho

99 Shaftesbury Avenue
W1D 5DY
  • SMALL STEPS

    Philip Staal 15 mins (UK, 2017)

    A miscarriage puts Isobel in emotional turmoil in this subtle drama.
  • SIS

    Dimitris Toulias 11 mins (UK, 2017)

    Two sisters spend the night together. Somewhere between religious Fran and transgender Steph is the love they are trying to uncover. 0 0 DownloadShare Two estranged sisters, religious Fran and transgender Steph, reconcile their differences during the course of one night where honesty is the only policy.
  • NATURALLY LAZY

    Naomi Wong 10 mins (UK, 2017)

    Tom returns home for easter break. Bored and aimlessly wandering around town trying to pass the time, he hangs out with his friends. The boys spend the day playing football and sneaking cigarettes. Tom and Dylan are left alone together before sharing something else.
  • DUSK

    Jake Graf 15 mins (UK, 2017)

    Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us.
  • SALT AND SAUCE

    Alia Ghafar 11 mins (UK, 2017)

    Stuck in a post high-school limbo, Tammy works long days in the family chip-shop. The only relief from the daily slog is her friendship with her colleague Jordan and her love for photography. Through the people around her, Tammy soon realises she can’t avoid her future.
  • JOEY

    Helen Wright 10 mins (UK, 2017)

    Joey is a lesbian sci-fi short about a young woman with telekinetic powers going out on the queer scene for the first time.
  • THE OUTER CIRCLE

    Adam Baroukh 12 mins (UK, 2017)

    Midway through a gruelling Orthodox conversion, Daniel and his fiancée Katherine are eager to gain the blessing of his intimidatingly large and loud Iraqi Jewish family. At their annual Rosh Hashanah feast, Katherine’s natural elegance and ‘English English’ heritage immediately endears her to them, but it soon becomes apparent that beneath the warm and welcoming atmosphere, some are not ready as others to accept her.
  • RUN(A)WAY ARAB

    Amrou Al-Kadhi 12 mins (UK, 2017)

    A queer Arab boy, Nazeem, looks up to his Muslim mother with awe. Later in life, it is only through being a drag queen that he holds on to their lost and fraught connection.