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Queer Asian Voices: Intimacy & Isolation

  • 58 mins

Whether it is the urge to touch or simply be in the same room as another, we all crave intimacy. But what happens if we are forced to express it in secret? These films and music videos emphasize how individuals can a way to reconnect—even in the most isolated settings.

Want more queer programming? Check out Queer Japan on 11/16 @ 1:50pm (will screen next after this shorts program).

In this program


Directed by Navi Matulaian

“Rosemary” is an experimental short documentary that reveals what lies beneath the glamor of a drag queen.


Directed by Gayatri Bajpai & Nirav Bhakta

On the eve of her wedding anniversary, empty-nester Sujata Chopra attempts to find some joy in her broken marriage, but instead she learns about the passing of her childhood companion’s spouse on Facebook.

Safe Among Stars

Directed by Jess X. Snow

A queer Chinese American woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother why she left school.


Directed by David Scala

“Engaged” is an LGBTQ+ romantic comedy that follows Darren, who keeps trying—and failing—to propose to his boyfriend Elliot.

Care For You

Directed by OHYUNG

In an empty diner, two solitary lovers enter an ethereal world where intimacy runs free.


Directed by Patrick G. Lee

Six queer and trans Asian Americans grapple with their queerness and consider what family acceptance might look like.

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by Anna Mikami

“Bed and Breakfast” focuses on the coincidental intertwining of two couples in a serene B&B and the history between them that unravels… glance by glance, gesture by gesture.

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Sat, Nov 16
12:10 pm