Program 12: Love Me 4 Me
As Karen Carpenter once sang: “You’ve got to love me for what I am, for simply being me.” This collection of shorts shows how it’s sometimes difficult to connect with people because of who they think you are.
In This Program
Welby Ings / New Zealand / 2016 / 15 minsA beautiful story of a small boy who is teased because he thinks he can fly. When the truth about his war veteran grandfather is discovered, he finally finds the strength to stand up to the school bullies.
Timothy Ryan Hickernell / USA / 2018 / 19 minsA lonely New Yorker serendipitously meets a mysterious foreigner and sparks ignite. A meditation on life and love in the digital age.
Omer Tobi / Israel / 2018 / 13 minsA gay sauna encounter between a young man and an older man becomes an unexpected lesson about love.
Sherren Lee / Canada / 2018 / 14 minsA black male burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date with a regularly-abled man. After the bar, they go back to his apartment, where he faces his demons as he attempts to experience intimacy for the first time since his accident, ten years ago.
Andrés Daniel Sainz / Spain / 2017 / 30 minsOn the birthday of the patriarch of the family, one of his sons decides to come out of the closet and test the tolerance of those dearest to him.