deadCenter 2020: LGBTQ+ roundup 

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Breaking Fast

Available to stream in Oklahoma through June 16 at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Mike Mosallam
Screenwriter: Mike Mosallam
Producer: Seth Hauer, Sarah Bazzi, Bay Dariz, Alex Lampsos, Davin Michaels
Cast: Haaz Sleiman, Michael Cassidy, Amin El Gamal
Cinematographer: Anka Malatynska
Editor: Mike Hugo
Music: Omar Fadel

Practicing Muslim Mo is joined by All-American Kal for iftar, and they learn they have more in common than they thought.

breakingfastfilm.com

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Buck

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Elegance Bratton, Jovan James
Screenwriter: Elegance Bratton, Jovan James
Producer: Chester Algernal Gordon, Elegance Bratton, Jovan James, Valerie Steinberg
Executive Producer: Elegance Bratton, Jovan James, Simbi Kali
Co-Producer: Valerie Steinberg
Cast: Malik Shakur, Biko Eisen Martin, Simbi Khali, Bruce Jackson, Gabe Peyton, Antonio, Alex Egner
Editor: Kristan William Sprague
Production Design: Daniel Ornitz

Depressive Lynn embarks on a troubled quest for happiness.



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The Dilemma of Desire

Available to stream in Oklahoma through June 16 at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Maria Finitzo
Producer: Cynthia Kane, Diane Quon
Executive Producer: Gordon Quinn, Barbara Kopple, Jolene Pinder, Hugh Schulze
Cast: Sophia Wallace, Stacey Dutton, Lisa Diamond, Ti Chang, Rebecca, Umnia, Coriama, Jasmine, Yixin
Cinematographer: Adam Singer, Keith Walker, Hillary Bachelder, Bing Liu
Editor: Liz Kaar
Sound Design: BAM Studios
Music: Miriam Cutler

This film investigates the myths women have been told about sexual desire by following a conceptual artist, two scientists and an industrial designer.

dilemmaofdesiredoc.com

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Eat the Rainbow

Available to stream in Oklahoma as part of Adulting Shorts at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Brian Benson
Screenwriter: Brian Benson, H.P. Mendoza
Producer: Brian Benson, Michael Oberst
Cast: Cousin Wonderlette, H.P. Mendoza, Lady Bear, April Kidwell, Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta, Robert Caruso

Eat the Rainbow is a musical about Bayani, who is not welcomed when he moves into a conservative neighborhood.

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Fierce

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Imo Rolfe
Screenwriter: Imo Rolfe
Producer: The Ringling College of Art and Design
Cast: Keishen Lloyd, Darryl Johnson
Composer: Daniel Markovich
Sound Design: Bob Pepek

Fierce follows two dinosaurs with very different feelings about their feathers.

imorolfe.com/fierce-film

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How to Say I Love You at Night

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Andree Ljutica
Screenwriter: Andree Ljutica
Producer: Andree Ljutica, Maximillian Kurzweil
Cast: Mat Vario, Chris Petrovski
Cinematographer: Arseni Khachaturan
Sound Design: Eli Cohn
Music: Augustus Muller

Paul refuses to leave after what Benny thought was going to be a casual night.

How to Say I Love You at Night — Trailer from Andree Ljutica on Vimeo.

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I Am Me

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Jazmine Smith
Screenwriter: Jazmine Smith, Quanah Style
Producer: Quanah Style, Emmet Walsh
Cast: Jazmine Smith, Spencer Smith, Rose Stiffarm

Jazmine, a Cree transgender woman, tells her story about finding herself.

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Immortal

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Natalie Metzger, Robert Allaire
Screenwriter: Natalie Metzger, Robert Allaire
Producer: Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger, Tina Carbone, Robert S. Beadle
Cast: Laura Coover, Meredith Casey, Doug Scroope

A scientific breakthrough by a geneticist could change life as we know it.


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Rehearsal

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Valentina Gordeeva
Screenwriter: Valentina Gordeeva
Producer: Kristina Asafeva, Valentina Gordeeva
Cast: Violet Verigo, Boo Miller, Maria Alexandrova
Cinematographer: Norbert Varjasi
Editor: Valentina Gordeeva
Sound Design: Eric Rasmusson
Music: Marčin Koška

Anna must tell her conservative mother that she’s marrying Emma so she can stay in London instead of returning to Russia after school.

"Rehearsal" Music Trailer from Valentina Gordeeva on Vimeo.


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Wonder

Available to stream at deadcenterfilm.org.

Director: Javier Molina
Screenwriter: Gabriel Furman
Producer: Gabriel Furman, Javier Molina, Paolo Monico, Eva Minemar
Cast: Benji Seigel, Nico Bustamante, Gabriel Furman, Farrah Faucette, Aiveri Wells, Delissa Reynolds

An 11-year-old dreams of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman.

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