HOW TO CARRY WATER + THE SCRIPT + MNM
How to Carry Water
Sasha Wortzel / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
This punk rock fairytale doubles as a portrait of Shoog McDaniel — a fat, queer, and disabled photographer working in and around northern Florida’s vast network of freshwater springs, the state’s source of precious drinking water.
For over a decade, Shoog’s photographs have transformed the way fat people view themselves and how a fat phobic society views fat bodies. Bringing Shoog’s photography to life, the film immerses audiences in a world of fat beauty and liberation, one in which marginalized bodies — including bodies of water — are sacred.
Brit Fryer, Noah Schamus / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, ‘The Script’ explores the complicated relationship between trans and nonbinary communities and medical providers regarding gender affirming care.
With a playful approach toward experimentation, the film examines the limits of language — and invites its participants and its audience to envision a liberated, gender-expansive future, beyond the rigidity of our current moment.
Twiggy Pucci Garçon / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
‘MnM’ is an exuberant portrait of chosen sisters Mermaid and Milan, two emerging runway divasin the drag ballroom community.
Mermaid and Milan are sisters of choice. Celebrating their joy, siblinghood, and unapologetic personas, the film explores the power and beauty of being nonbinary in a community that prizes gender ‘realness.’