Mardi Gras Film Festival’s inaugural Better with Age Shorts celebrates stories of resistance, love, defiance and acceptance, showcasing the elders of the LGBTIQ community.
Trigger warning - this shorts package features a suicide scene
Directed by Leandro Goddinho | 30 mins
On a quest to understand her grandmother's past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who's created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool.
Directed by Matt Wolf | 16 mins
Bayard & Me is a short documentary about openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Martin Luther King Jr., and his partner Walter Naegle. In this story, Walter remembers Bayard and how they had to work around the system decades before gay marriage was legalized.
Directed by Ji-Sook Kang | 29 mins
Based on a true story from South Korea, First Love depicts two young girls who fall in love, and even though they’re not out to the world, their relationship endures for forty years. They live a harmonious life until, one day, something happens that challenges their long-term bond.
Directed by Steen Starr | 13 mins
Older Than What? brings LGBTQ elders sharply back into focus with humour, frankness, wit and charm. Filmed interview-style, twelve (12) seniors respond to ten (10) questions about aging and share stories about how they made history.
Directed by John Palmer | 17 mins
A dying woman suspects her husband is a closeted homosexual and decides to track down the man she thinks was his original love.