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Something Must Break (MKE LGBT Film Fest)
October 17, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
Genderqueer Sebastian may be the most commandingly upfront character we meet this Festival: a young trans person working to transition more fully to being Ellie but, whatever her personal stumbles, defies the world, and her suitors, to meet her on her own terms. Not hesitating to smash a bottle over a ‘phobe’s head, she’s a badass, or just sensibly direct in her desires. She gets through the days, passing the time at a who-cares job, afterwards cruising for sex. But when she meets Andreas, she thinks she may have met something serious. (After they first hook-up, the immediately retreating Andreas backpedals with “Look, I’m not gay.” Sebastian replies, “I’m not either.”) Award-winning filmmaker Ester Martin Bergsmark has, once again, made a film both dreamily beautiful and rousingly raw.
Tiger Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014; Jury Award, International Dramatic Feature, Outfest 2014
Community Co-Sponsors: FORGE
Community Co-Presenters: Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP); Genderqueer Milwaukee; Tall Lady Pictures
Campus Partners: UWM Center for International Education