Saturday, October 12, 2019
12:30 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-10-12 12:30:00 2019-10-12 14:30:00 Melanin Shorts 10/12/2019 12:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Join us for a vibrant selection of QTPoC+ short films that highlight changing narratives and the importance of magnifying our visibility.


Directed by Simone Lyles (USA. 19 min.).

In 1982, Kora's self-help conversion tapes only seem to push her closer to the truth about her feelings for her best friend Gina.

Other Loving

Directed by Lise Angelica Johnson (USA, 7 min.).

A woman experiencing heartbreak rediscovers love in an unconventional way.

I Know Her

Directed by Fawzia Mirza (USA, 3 min.).

In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realize that perhaps they have a little too much in common.

Fran this Summer

Directed by Mary Evangelista (USA, 9 min.).

Teenage lovebirds Fran and Angie spend the summer at home while Fran begins their transition. The two must face who and what they mean to each other when they visit the beach, their love on display for all to see.


Directed by David Scala (USA, 17 min).

Is the world conspiring against Darren to keep him from proposing to his boyfriend, or is it self-sabotage?


Directed by Amrou Al-Kadhi (UK, 8 min.).

Does Britain's obsession with period dramas erase the landscape of the country today?

Going Forward

Directed by Tim Harris (USA, 15 min.). 

Malcolm Kenyatta is campaigning to become the first openly LGBT candidate of color elected to state office in Pennsylvania.

Sweetheart Dancers

Directed by Ben-Alex Dupris (USA, 14 min.).

A Two-Spirit couple are determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the "Sweetheart Dance."


Directed by Jesse Levando (USA, 7 min.).

A queer coming-of-age love story that confronts themes of LGBTQ identity and toxic masculinity. Through a striking visual language that is both elegant and gritty at the same time, Baby captures life in New York City and young queer love with a raw authenticity.

Decoding Darkmatter

Directed by Crystal Waterton (USA, 22 min.).

LGBTQ activists and performers Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian discuss being trans and South Asian, and how it’s not about the “costume.”

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles


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