The 21st Century rolled out its version of the Roaring Twenties with a pandemic. Yet, despite the deaths, sadness, and isolation experienced worldwide, the creative human spirit is highlighted in these Covid Block of short films.
Wednesday, October 20 at 6pm
7205 Bishop Rd
Plano, TX 75024
October 20 @ 6pm until
October 31 @ 11:59pm
Natalie, a young dancer finds herself stuck in New York after the cancellation of her first participation in a ballroom dance competition during the lock down. Her female dancing idol and hero, Ana, offers to accommodate her for as long as time Natalie needs. Natalie grabs the opportunity and proposes something rather unexpected. . .
Alexis Hex, a drag artist in Chicago, experienced drastic life changes as the performing industry was heavily affected during the lockdown in the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Inside the studio apartment, they moved their drag shows onto virtual streaming platforms, and started a knitting tutorials YouTube channel, following their life-long passions.
Under lockdown, an emerging graphic artist searches for inspiration online but gets absorbed by the universe of home-made influencers.
The headlines told them to be afraid, to fear their neighbors and to stay in their homes but these women found a way to define their own essentials and still take care of themselves and each other. For a year, rain or shine, they met outside, wore masks, distanced, respected the county guidelines AND held onto two things that fed their bodies and souls: creating & connection.
Alyssa is a workaholic. Bailey is an unemployed actor. An unlikely roommate pairing, and they do NOT get along. The Covid-19 lockdown in New York City has made it all that much worse, but when a winter storm knocks out the power, they’ll be forced to actually interact, maybe even reconcile.
“Migration” (based in 2020): In the time of COVID, Pepper has barely left her home in New Orleans. She must decide if she is willing and able to venture outdoors during a pandemic. As she comes to see the meditative aspects of birding, she learns that nature can bring together strangers when we are at our most disconnected.
Aimee Victoria is a short film conceived and created entirely remotely during the lockdown of 2020 and inspired by true stories of relationships from disabled and LGBTQIA people which never make it to the screen. A film about two profoundly deaf women of color whose relationship is tested during a period of unprecedented turmoil. Separated on their anniversary, Aimee is shaken out of her self-imposed apathy as she demonstrates her love to Victoria.