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The Peeler (Red Band Short Film Block)

  • Argenta Community Theater 405 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)


The Peeler

Run Time: 45 mins

Adults Only: Contains scenes of explicit sexuality. Must be 18+ to purchase ticket.

Adults Only: Contains scenes of explicit sexuality. Must be 18+ to purchase ticket.

Dawn of the Deaf

Directed by Rob Savage
UK | Narrative | 12 mins
In British Sign Language with English subtitles


AWARDS: Melies D'argent for Best Short (Sitges International Film Festival); Best Short Film (Monsters of Film); Best Short Film (Toronto After Dark) 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival; Fantasia; FrightFest; 

When a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.

The Mousetrap (La Tapette)

Directed by Ricky Mastro
France | Narrative | 9:00 mins
In French with English subtitles


Baptiste is a gay man who can't stop dreaming about a woman who works at a local pub. His desire for her makes him go on a journey that he could had never imagined.


Directed by Fulvio Balmer
Switzerland | Narrative | 14:37
In French with English subtitles


AWARDS: Special Mention from the Jury (Queer Lisboa); Special Mention from the Jury (PopPorn, Sao Paulo)

A young man convinced of his heterosexuality goes home with a girl, but he discovers that the she was not what he expected, leading him into a quick trip through his sexual identity and gender.


Directed by Wes Hurley
USA | Narrative | 8:35


OFFICIAL SELECTION: Frameline; Outfest

Burlesque icons Luminous Pariah and Chris Harder star in this Tom of Finland inspired queer retelling of 'The Little Mermaid'. A curious merman's life is forever changed after he saves a sailor from drowning. Antonin Dvorak's opera score accompanies this sexy homage to Hans Christian Andersen, vintage homoerotica and the golden era of silent film.

Earlier Event: August 12
Signature Move
Later Event: August 12
The Ornithologist + Narcissus (short)