Belgium 2017, 18 min, Dir: Guido Verelst
Tom meets Simon, a Cameroon refugee on a dating app. They have a short, but passionate relationship and both hope to find a better life, happiness and love. However, Tom realizes that this relationship has a huge impact on his own life and is forced to make a difficult choice.
Hi, Mrs. Friedman
Canada 2018, 8 min, Dir: Rachel Epstein
A funny and poignant exploration of what happens when a mother and daughter show up at the queer bathhouse on the same night.
Netherlands 2018, 48 min, Dir: Catherine Van Campen
Mother’s Balls portrays Amber Vineyard, born in the United States and now living in Amsterdam, founder of the first Dutch ballroom house ‘House of Vineyard’. This ballroom is not about quickstep, fox trot or Viennese waltz, but about Vogue Fem, Runway and Sex Siren. Amber grew up in a strict American family where her creative outbursts were frowned upon. After she moved to The Netherlands with her mother at age 15, ballroom became a way for her to express herself. With her extravagant dance performances as Mother of the House of Vineyard, Amber not only gives her ‘kids’ the chance to express themselves and build up their self-esteem, but is also instrumental in putting ballroom and voguing on the international map.
All tickets $5