Dyke Central

Expected to attend: Director Florencia Manovil, Cinematographer Kristina Willemse, Actors: Comika Ashby, Giovannie Espiritu, Andre LeBlanc (Tuesday only), Mahasin Munir, Carla Pauli (Saturday only), Amelia Mae Paradise (Saturday only), Tai Rockett

Watch the delicious drama unfold in this lighthearted dramatic comedy. Dyke Central delves into queer Oakland culture, from scintillating drag shows at the White Horse Inn to flirtatious afternoons at the farmer’s market and workout sessions at The Perfect Sidekick. Alex is your typical Oaktown dyke. She lives and parties with her best friend and fellow boi, Gin, jogs around Lake Merritt, and makes sure to squeeze in time for a little loving from her stunning girlfriend, Jackie.

Things couldn’t be more perfect—or so Alex thinks. But life gets more than a little messy when Alex and Gin host a “Queer Taboo” game night. The event gets off to a fabulous start (thanks in part to delicious chocolate edibles) as Alex and Gin bond with their new roommate, Fabiana. But when Jackie chats with Fabiana, she learns that Fabiana and Alex actually met years ago on the East Coast. Why didn’t Alex tell Jackie that she’d met Fabiana years ago? What is she trying to hide? Why does this sound like every overheard conversation at Ships in the Night?

Always fresh and fierce, filmmaker Florencia Manovil (Fiona’s Script, Frameline33) returns to the Festival with the latest installments of her hilarious web series. Bay Area queers who like their produce and films local will relate to this close-knit group of Oaklanders as they traverse the fluid boundaries between friendship and romance.

— Taylor Hodges


Throw Like a Girl

DIR Cathy Sitzes 2013 USA 16 min

Throw Like a Girl is the pilot of a mockumentary web series that follows a group of women who work at a small Bay Area startup selling sports bras.

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F115

Co-presented by:
Impact Hub Oakland
Oakland Pride
Oakland Underground Film Festival

Sponsor: CURVE

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