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WIFVNE co-presents: Encounters of the 3rd Degree at WQ40

  • 07 Apr 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA

Get ready for a rollercoaster of unexpected connections and serendipitous encounters in this lineup of shorts, where love, laughter, and life intertwine in the most surprising ways.

Purchase tickets! Films included in Encounters of the 3rd Degree Women Shorts: 

Life in Canada (film still above) 

Frederic Rosset • Canada • French • 20 min

Sarah goes to the weekend of her parents’ anniversary accompanied by Hermione, 10 years old, the daughter of her partner. But the absence of this last one does not delay to raise the interrogations…


Courteney Tan • United Kingdom • English • 13 min

On the night before her flight home, a Malaysian woman with a secret finds herself on an impromptu date with another woman.

Queen Size

Avril Besson • France • French • 20 min

This morning, Marina has an appointment with Charlie to sell her a mattress. This evening, she will cancel her plane for Reunion. But they don’t know that yet.

Grandma Bruce

Brooke Stern Sebold • United States • English • 13 min

Grandma Bruce is a magical short comedy about a queerdo (they/them) whose old car comes to life with the spirit of their judgmental Jewish grandmother, a backseat driver from the ever after.

Queerfully Departed

Trent Nakamura • United States • English • 10 min

When Mimi dies in the middle of a hysteroscopy, she is greeted by a queer archangel, who reveals that her soulmate is the doctor who accidentally killed her. As she realizes she hasn’t done much in life, she fights for a second chance.


Coral Knights • United Kingdom • English • 16 min

Rosa unexpectedly finds herself spending an evening out alone as her daughter throws an 18th birthday party in their house. Wasting time in her small Cornish town, she spies a woman she has met once before – and is drawn to her.


Summer Sveinson • United States • N/A • 5 min

Brush is the Story of Olivia and Kristen’s romantic relationship told through point of view of their bathroom mirror, and the monumental relationship moments that happen during the mundane task of brushing their teeth…

Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival (formerly the Boston LGBT Film Festival) was founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour. Wicked Queer is the 4th longest running LGBTQ+ Film Festival in North America and is an all volunteer organization. Our mission is to build community and to celebrate Queer storytelling and filmmaking through the uplifting of voices and stories not yet heard and to present and preserve the vibrancy of our histories.

Wicked Queer is a sponsored project of the Queer Film Institute.

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