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© 2019 Contrast Film Festival

Films & Events

 

Texas Premiere

 

Shakedown

Dir. Leilah Weinraub. USA. 2018. 1hr22min

SHAKEDOWN chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles from 2002-2015. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. 

 

 

Preceded by: 

 

Happy Birthday, Marsha! 

Dir. Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel. USA. 2017. 

The story of extraordinary transgender rights activists, pioneers, and friends, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, in the hours before the Stonewall riots.Trailer

 

 

 

Austin Premiere

 

The Misandrists

Dir. Bruce LaBruce. Germany. 2017. 1hr31min

A member of a radical terrorist group known as the Female Liberation Army takes pity on an injured male leftist. She soon hides him in a basement -- just one of many secrets that threatens the organization's mission from within.

Trailer

 

Preceded by: 

Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush

Dir. Alli Logout. USA. 2015. 32min

17-year-old bb gay Micha has just moved into The Palace - a basement full of queer femme Dominatrix, lovers and misfits. They are beautiful, carefree and as young as the night.

 

 

 

Texas Premiere

High Fantasy

Dir. Jenna Bass. South Africa. 2017. 1hr36min

A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they have all swapped bodies. Trailer

Preceded by:

Monotony

Dir. Viva Ruiz. Germany. 2016. 20min

and more TBA

Feature Presentation

Narcissister Organ Player

Dir. Narcissister. USA. 2018. 1hr32min

Performance artist Narcissister attempts to demonstrate how her family history impacted her life and propelled her to create the performance persona of Narcissister.

 

Preceded by: 

All the Beautiful Girls

Dir. Amanda Justice. 2018. 5min

1st Day & Next Minute

Dir. Sara Koppel. 2017. 3min

Feature Presentation

Guest curated by Anna Biller

 

Female

Dir. Michael Curtiz. USA. 1933. 1hr.

Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

 

Preceded by: 

Three Examples of Myself as Queen

Dir. Anna Biller. Poland. 1994. 26min. 

A Visit from the Incubus

Dir. Anna Biller. USA. 2001. 26min. 

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Fairy Ballet

Dir. Anna Biller. USA. 1998. 11min. 

. Anna Biller. USA. 2001. 26min. 

 

 

 

 

Featured Presentation

Guest curated by Hyperreal Film Club

 

Too Hot to Hold

Hyperreal Film Club Video Zine IV Premiere

 

Screening with:  

Snowy Bing Bongs

Dir. Alex Huston Fischer & Rachel Wolther

Produced by Daniels. Trailer

 

USA. 2017. 40min. 

Plus a DJ set by Daddie Dearest

 

 

 

Featured Event

 

Casey Jane Ellison

Comedian (Los Angeles) 

 

Stand up performance and a screening of her series Casey Jane Ellison: Mothers and Daughters

Daniel Rugg Webb

Comedian (Los Angeles) 

Coming off of a recent Comedy Central performance, Daniel Rugg Webb makes his Texas homecoming for an exclusive set at Contrast. 

With performances by Ralphie Hardesty, Andie Flores, Austin Smartt, Jasmine Ellis, Taji Senior. 

 

 

Comedy Video Sketches

Curated by Amanda Justice of Comedy Cunt & Your Self, Your Body (Upright Citizens Brigade/NYC) 

 

 

 

Featured Event

 

Viva Ruiz

Viva Ruiz of The Crystal Ark brings her new electronic music show to town for a performance she describes as "The pro-abortion Shakira" (NYC) 

House of Kenzo

Dance & Performance Troupe (San Antonio)

With performances by: 

Private Service (ATX) 

Deep Inside x Pleasure Escape