A loving manifesto aimed at turning every nation, community and individual into a State of Love. Stop fighting and let love rule in all its shapes and guises!
Films screened in this combined programme
Reluctantly QueerAkosua Adoma Owusu IFFR 2017 8′
Hushed monologue in black-and-white in which a young Ghanaian immigrant confesses in a warm, openhearted letter to his mother that his love for men was the reason he left for America.
My JosephineBarry Jenkins IFFR 2017 9′
Two Arab immigrants work in a launderette where, just after 9/11, American flags are washed free of charge. While they fold flags meticulously, true love unfolds.
ChlorophylBarry Jenkins IFFR 2017 17′
Young woman wrestles with her identity and failed relationship, reflected in the city of Miami. A cinematographic exploration of change as a natural process, the way chlorophyll makes photosynthesis possible in leaves.
Tall EnoughBarry Jenkins IFFR 2017 7′
An interracial love story, made for Bloomingdale's department store, but there’s not a product in sight. A visual and introspective study of love in Jenkins' typical cinematographic style.
Bayard & MeMatt Wolf IFFR 2017 16′
Intimate portrait of black homosexual civil rights activist and Freedom March organiser Bayard Rustin. His partner Walter Naegle describes how they rebelliously managed to make their relationship legal after all.
195 LewisChanelle Aponte Pearson IFFR 2017 45′
A web series about the loves and challenges faced by a group of black, queer, polyamorous women in Brooklyn.