Previously at the ICA - Films
1 Jul 2010
Featuring short films from established lesbian film directors from the UK and across the pond, a wide selection of themes and narratives focusing on lesbian romance and women in love are touched upon, from controversial encounters such as rebelling against a homophobic high school prom, first-time follies at the local dyke bar, poisionous potions and gun-totin’ schoolgirls!
Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother
Dir. Cherien Dabis (USA) 18 mins
Meet Blanche Monroe (Glee's Jane Lynch), otherwise known as 'the Evil Stepmother', an out-of-work daytime drama queen. When her stunning stepdaughter (Snow White) is discovered by a hotshot Hollywood agent (Mirror, Mirror on the wall), Blanche's jealousy nearly drives her to the brink of insanity.
Dir. Sally El Hosaini (UK) 12 mins
Set within the home of a British-Arab family, Henna Night takes you on a journey full of food, magic, and manipulation subtly exploring a darker side of love. Starring Amber Rose Revah (I Can't Think Straight, From Paris With Love) and Badria Timimi (Doctors).
Dir. Angela Robinson (USA) 11 mins
A fun, sexy, rocking action spoof where D.E.B.S. special agents (clothes-obsessed and dressed in plaid, pleated skirts) are recruited through the SATs to fight their evil nemesis, Lucy in the Sky, who relentlessly kidnaps Special Agent Amy to have her not-so-evil-way with her.
Falling For Caroline
Dir. Christine Chew (Canada) 20 mins
To win the girl of her dreams, a klutzy young woman must overcome a wardrobe malfunction and the bad lesbian habit of over-processing a good thing.
Dir. Abbe Robinson (UK) 15 mins
Ruth Ackroyd leaves the monotony of her work at her father's textile mill on a Friday evening and secretly takes the train to Manchester. There, she meets a man on the platform, but all is not what it seems...
Little Black Boot
Dir. Colette Burson (USA) 16 mins
Goth-girl Cindy admires beautiful Laurie from afar, until the night when she dresses as a boy for the prom. Will this gender-bending Cinderella find true love when she leaves behind her little black boot?
Dir: Various, UK / US 2009, Digital Betacam, 67 mins