1987, Summer

In 1987, young working-class Butch dyke makes friends, has sex, plays softball, and learns about life in a gay resort town (Provincetown, MA), with the AIDS crisis always around. This project is fully subtitled.

  • Krissy Mahan
    Director
  • Krissy Mahan
    Writer
  • Krissy Mahan
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Wotever DIY Film Festival
    London, UK
    August 22, 2015
    London premiere
  • BFI/Scottish Queer International Film Festival "Women In Love" series
    Glasgow, Scotland
    November 10, 2015
    Scotland premiere
Director Biography - Krissy Mahan

Krissy Mahan (they) has been making movies using humor as a feminist tool for 25 years. Mahan’s movies center the social failures around accessibility, gender identity, mental health, immigration, and working class post-industrial cities. Mahan teaches in public elementary schools and modifies homes for elderly, toddlers and disabled people.

In autumn 2018, Mahan's work will screen at Queer Access Film Festival in Berlin, the All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) in Austin, and as part of the program An Unashamed Claim to Visibility, at the Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage, Hamburg. Mahan's films have been screened at Anthology Film Archives as part of the inaugural Feminist Film Week (NYC), the British Film Institute (London), Union Docs (Brooklyn), Tisch Film School at New York University, BFI's "Queer Women In Love" program (various UK locations), New York University's GenderReel (various locations), Wotever DIY Film Festival (London), SQIFF/Scottish Queer International Film Fest (Glasgow), GAZE Film Festival (Dublin), Creative Quarters Folkstone, Kent (UK), The Cinema Museum, London (UK), Oska Bright program of Leeds Film Festival (UK), Women Over 50 Film Festival, Brighton (UK).

Academic Screenings: International Center For Photography (NYC), Tisch School of the Arts (NYC), University College (London), Kingston University (UK).

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Director Statement

I wrote this movie in the spirit of hopefulness and healing. I didn't intend this movie to just be a story about when I was young. It is part of my larger project to get working class white people to see their complicated -- and complicit -- lives on screen.
This movie shows where I started. I still struggle to identify and overcome my sexist, racist, classist, anti-immigrant lessons. I want people (like me) to see this and to notice where we still need to work, and how absurd those oppressive beliefs are. I want a film culture that includes and welcomes white working class people who can commit to healing. I want a film culture that recognizes the misinformation that is taught, that recognizes the potential people have to heal, and is open-hearted about ourselves and others. And also I'd prefer the movement to be fun and sexy.