BLACK, BLUES AND OTHER HUES
Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead St., 267-765-9800, qfest.com. Cross Your Fingers (2011, U.K., 17 min.): A punk gets a boner for a traditionalist in South London. The Bus Pass (2010, U.S., 3 min.): A woman contemplates asking her dream girl out after she meets her on the bus. Bumming Cigarettes (2012, U.S., 24 min.): Vee bonds with a stranger over smokes while she awaits the results of an HIV test. Polaroid Girl (2012, U.S., 17 min.): A vintage-camera store is just the place for a bashful girl to find a beautiful lady. T’Aint Nobody’s Bizness (2011, U.S., 29 min.): This mini examines the blues as a source of ambiguously bisexual divas. Fri., July 20, 7:15 p.m., $10.
Ritz East, 125 S. Second St. Bug Chaser (2011, U.S., 20 min.): Problems arise after a condom-free one-night stand. Candy (2012, U.S., 8 min.): College student Vic learns to minimize his chats with phone-sex callers. The Men’s Room (2011, U.S., 15 min.): Bathroom sex is a horrible idea. My Night with Andrew Cunanan (2012, U.S., 11 min.): Yet another silly boy pursues a charming stranger who turns out to be a famous killer. Transsexual Dominatrix (2011, U.S., 4 min.): Shawna Virago shows off her dominatrix skills. Consentement (2012, France, 15 min.): It’s a bad idea to bribe the concierge for sex. Performance Anxiety (2012, U.S., 15 min.): Two hetero actors manhandle their way through a gay-sex scene. Tue., July 17, 9:30 p.m. and Fri., July 20, 9:45 p.m., $10.
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Ritz East. Fallen Comrade (2012, U.S., 11 min.): Love sparks between two soldiers on the front lines. Time Out (2011, U.K./India, 13 min.): A tween realizes basketballs aren’t the only balls his older brother’s been touching. Absence of Love (2012, U.S., 26 min.): Returning to Atlanta for his father’s funeral, a gay black man finds himself alienated. Pride (2011, U.S., 22 min.): Stephen’s Alzheimer’s-afflicted dad moves in right before the Pride parade. Groom’s Cake (2012, U.S., 35 min.): This pseudo-doc covers the days preceding a gay couple’s wedding and the arrival of their adopted baby. Wed., July 18, 5 p.m., $10.
Ritz East. Shabbat Dinner (2012, U.S., 14 min.): A cute nerd makes for a fun distraction at William’s dull Shabbat dinner. Prora (2012, Switzerland, 23 min.): Jan’s outgoing straight pal Matthieu takes a turn for the gay. Bald Guy (2011, Norway 12 min.): Knowing their son is making out with a man is one thing for Jonas’ parents — but making out with a bald guy? That’s when the shit hits the fan. Wild Imaginings (2011, Australia, 10 min.): Sam uses his dreamscape to find peace with his sexuality. Utopia (2012, France, 21 min.): After they meet online, Julien helps shy Thomas come out of his shell. 33 Teeth (2012, U.S., 8 min.): Eddie has the hots for his neighbor Chad. Mon., July 16, 9:30 p.m. and Sat., July 22, noon, $10.
Ritz at the Bourse. The Maiden and the Princess (2011, U.S., 18 min.): Emmy slips into fantasy world when she discovers her penchant for kissing girls. Girl Scouting (2011, U.S., 12 min.): Angie gets schooled on lesbianism when visiting pals at a dyke bar. Fluid (2011, U.S., 17 min.): No one on Angie’s flag football team knows she swings the other way. Really?! Candy Apple Red (2011, U.S., 15 min.): An intuitive masseuse helps a photographer forget about some troubles at home. Connected (2012, U.S., 7 min.): Deb finds a surprise in her future when she invites a tarot reader over. After Lunch (2010, Brazil, 13 min.): Andrea and Nana share vivid dreams while the hubbies watch football and scratch their balls. Thu., July 19, 7:15 p.m., $10.
LOVE HER OR LEAVE HER
Ritz East. Tsuyako (2011, Japan, 21 min.): A factory laborer in post-war Japan must choose between his family and true love. Chloe Likes Olivia (2011, Denmark, 19 min.): Chloe likes Olivia … but Olivia likes Amber. Always Again (2011, U.K., 6 min.): Kim’s co-workers have trouble accepting she’s engaged to a woman. Out of Bounds (2011, U.S., 17 min.): An affianced lesbian couple butts heads over titles. Sugar Cookie (2012, U.S., 22 min.): A secret admirer gets in the way of DJ’s plans to spice up her sex life with her partner. Adele’s Riddle (2011, Spain, 11 min.): Carolina’s girlfriend uses riddles to convey her feelings. Mon., July 16, 7 p.m. and Tue., July 17, 5:15 p.m., $10.