Palace Pride Shorts Showcase

Sunday June 26th @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday June 27th @ 7:00pm
Tuesday June 28th @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to showtime

Short Film program | various genres
This program contains film dealing with adult subject matter and explicit imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.

$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Students & Veterans

Enjoy a full length program of short films from around the world showcasing diverse perspectives from within the LGBTQ+ community.

Films included in this program are:

“PonyBoi” USA Narrative | Written & Starring River Gallo
Award winning film inspired by the true life experiences of it’s star. An intersex runaway searches for love and a way out of his working class neighborhood in New Jersey.

“HUSH” Historical Narrative | Jennifer Lana Harper, Directed by Alex Merkin

On May 10th, 1933 in Berlin, Germany Nazi Youth destroyed the Institute of Sexology and the famed Transgender Cabaret, the El Dorado was raided and turned into Hilter’s Nazi Headquarters. Hush tells the story of Drick, one of the first successful transgender performers in the cabaret, who was operated on by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld and the chaos that ensued in the path of the Nazi soldiers. Helene, a salon girl from the Nazi brothel, Salon Kitty, overhears the Nazi planning and escapes to warn the performers in the cabaret of the upheaval. When she arrives in the glorious cabaret she is looking for Magnus Hirschfeld only to find he is in Paris. She then confides in Drick and tells the performers that they need to get out of the cabaret as soon as possible. Drick and the performers follow their hearts and stay. This is their home! Instead of hiding from fear of certain death, the troupe decides to perform their most dangerous show ever. This is surely suicide for them, but they chose to stand up for who they are and what they believe in; leaving their legacy behind in the ashes of evil and destruction.

“My Brother is a Mermaid” UK Narrative |  Directed by Alfie Dale
Award winning film following the experiences of a non-binary teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate seaside town, the film fuses social realism with fairytale, as it examines how a child’s innocence and unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.

“Final Boy” Music Video for Hilo’s own Bridge Hartman, Dir by Nick Souza
Set to a killer original track, Final Boy is a clever twist on the horror film trope of the final girl left standing.

“Dear Mother Nature” USA Documentary | Directed by: Tim Kressin

Wyn Wiley and his alter ego — environmental advocate drag queen Pattie Gonia — are here to tell you that “Mother Natch” is hella pissed. In Dear Mother Nature Wiley uses the community of allies he has built around his persona to bring attention to a dire environmental disaster washing up on the shores of Hawaii: single-use plastics. Wiley witnesses plastic in the GI tracts of loggerhead sea turtles, engages in the Sisyphean task of cleaning up brittle fragments of beach plastic, and ultimately creates inspirational works of art out of the wreckage.

Spot Holder for Lesbian focused short film.

Plus more surprises!