The Ties That Bind
Multiple Directors

93 min

Curated by Kathleen Mullen and Robert Rios

This year’s Queer Pix is all about family and relationships and how we love. Family ties are as varied as human beings. They can represent refuge, happiness and peace; and also trauma and resignation.

They will always be a fundamental part in how we conceive the world and how we love.
It’s only on us, to make it better or worse.

Saturday, September 16 at 4:15 PM
The Cinematheque

Stay tuned for an online conversation with the curators and some of the filmmakers!!

Director: Emilio Subía
Ecuador, 2021
15 min | English and Spanish with English subtitles

Two brothers, two fates, and one special family bond. Each one will decide their path.

bajamar (low tide)
Director: Juana Castro
Colombia, 2022
19 min | Spanish with English subtitles

Luisa falls in love for the first time with her neighbour Anna while she spends her summer vacation at the beach with her family. At the same time, Luisa will find out something about her parent’s relationship that will force her to begin the process of growing up.

I Killed Lucca (Yo maté a Lucca)
Director: Ana Moreno Hernández
Mexico, 2023
16 min | Spanish with English subtitles

Content Warning: Strong subject matter. Implied violence to animals and references to childhood abuse. 

Carmen must confront her childhood memories before she can find a way to love without fear. 

Wishful Thinking
Director: Rodrigo Carvalhedo
USA/Brazil, 2023
19 min | English and Portuguese with English subtitles

Rodrigo’s birthday is coming up quickly and he’s figuring out how to tell his family he’s gay as they all gather around on a video call with cupcakes and lots of giggles.

Chaac and Yum
Director: Roberto Fatal
USA, 2021
10 min | English

Two queer, Mayan-descended Two Spirits meet at a queer San Francisco bar and begin to dance with one another connecting to an ancient culture. Starring performance artists Xav S-F and Daniel Arizmendi/Snowflake Calvert (Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yaqui).

Mal de amores (Lovesick)
Director: Fiorella Vescovi García
USA, 2022
15 min | English and Spanish with English subtitles

Nat just can’t stop looking at her ex-girlfriend Tara’s Instagram. Her friends have been there to distract her, but sooner or later she has to go it on her own. This lovesick comedy is about finding your own way and seeing what’s important to you. 

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