Welcome to SaturGAY Morning Cartoons at The Joint!
Kaleidoscope brings you a new event for the final Saturday of the festival!
Do you miss the days of waking up early every weekend for Saturday Morning Cartoons? Well Kaleidoscope is bringing it back! Don't miss our terrific lineup of award winning animated short films from all around the world. AND each person gets a free bowl of cereal! (while supplies last).
So set your alarm clock on August 18 so you don't miss Here TV Presents SaturGAY Morning Cartoons!
CAUTION: Some of the short films contain adult content. For this reason, anybody under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS IN THIS BLOCK
Bittersweet, Directed by Allen Martsch | 4 mins
Jason is scrambling to get back a love-note on it’s way to the boy he likes, oh the joys and anxieties of a high-school crush.
Contact, Directed by Léa Bancelin | 6 mins
After an unintentional phone call, Marie looks back on a distant summer and her relationship with Anne.
Don't Fuck with England, Directed by Rocket Ear | 3 mins
A love story of words, whips, fries, and chips.
Expiration Date, Directed by Shunya & Chang Shwenn | 4 mins
A poetic story about searching for an unexpired romance, a mélange of sexy fantasy and innocent love.
Happy & Gay, Directed by Lorelei Pepi | 11 mins
"Happy and Gay" is a revisionist history document reflecting the classic 1930's-styled cartoon musical misadventure. It's responding to this early animation era's acts of censorship, prejudice and stereotype through the placement of a simply positive representation of gay and lesbian characters into the narrative. Stereotypes are embedded as historical markers, contextualizing the conversion. This resulting representation means that this is document that could not have existed at the time it references.
Heavenly Peace, Directed by Heavenly Peace | 6 mins
An quarreling gay couple gets a bit of unexpected help for Christmas.
I Like Girls, Directed by Diane Obomsawin | 8 mins
In I Like Girls, four women reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling attempts at sexual expression. For them, discovering that they’re attracted to other women comes hand-in-hand with a deeper understanding of their personal identity and a joyful new self-awareness.
In A Heartbeat, Directed by Beth David & Esteban Bravo | 5 mins
A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.
Manivald, Directed by Chintis Lundgren | 13 mins
Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and washes his socks. It is an easy life, but not a good one. Their unhealthy co-dependence is about to collapse when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy and adventurous wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.
The Night Cleaner, Directed by Blair Fukumura | 6 mins
As the night cleaner in Canada's busiest gay bathhouse, Travis has his work cut out for him. This animation illuminates class divisions within the queer scene with fun and frivolity.
Paper Thin, Directed by Lebouleux | 20 mins
17 year old Mina isn’t like most teenage girls. Her concerned parents decide to act before it’s too late. But things don’t quite go according to plans. Part horror movie part magical realism, “Paper Thin” is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious homophobia, the power of fairy godmothers…and the truth.
PLUR, Directed by Julie Fliegenspan | 2 mins
Fresh off Sundance 2018 premiere: A claymation adaptation of a series of actual voicemails received after making out with someone at a Miami rave.
Selfish, Directed by Demitria Bozas | 4 mins
A poem involving the confessions and self-reflection of a heartbroken girl facing the painful truths about the demise of her relationship with a self-obsessed taker.
Teagan, Directed by Igor Coric & Sheldon Lieberman | 3 mins
A story of transition - from male to female, and from despondency to happiness.
Zoodio 54, Directed by Rodrigo Rodriguez | 5 mins
A clever and heartwarming animation about a pair of GBFs out on the town for the first time.