Rise – A Community Cinema Showcase

We’re excited to launch the RISE Community Cinema Showcase with Catalyst Film Collective at Cinema 21


WIF Members $10 (see your member email for discount code or contact us)

General $15

Film Line-Up
  1. Hey Man- Kai Tillman (Writer, Director), 23:51, 2022. While navigating between steamy Grindr hookups and their rideshare passengers, Eli reluctantly alters their queer transmasculine identity to pass in a straight cisgender world for their physical and emotional safety.
  2. Above the Desert With No Name- Heather Older (Writer, Producer), 16:30, 2023. A young girl finds empowerment after spying on an incandescent neighbor.
  3. To Be Rich- Erika Bolstad (Director, Producer), 10-minutes, 2023. When a journalist’s family inherits mineral rights in the North Dakota oil fields, she unearths the unsettling history of the bequest and begins to reconsider what it means to be rich.
  4. Mary Anne & Frank- Jingjing Tian (Writer, Director), 10:40, 2021. A lonely, reclusive senior citizen seeks a release from life after the passing of a loved one.
  5. Love In the Time of Corona- Cambria Matlow (Director), 3:05, 2021. Nalimu describes his music as earnest and emotional, minimal but captivating, soulful but subdued.This music video taps into these sensibilities and rides the bittersweet groove.
  6. PROCESS Ep 001 Raiden Gorby- Kristen Kingsbury (Writer, Director, Editor), 14:10, 2023. PROCESS is a docuseries that features creatives at the top of their industries, the story of how they got to where they are, and how they do what they do so well.
  7. Private Chat- Ashley Song (Writer, Producer, Star), 12:22, 2022. A scintillating window into the voyeuristic world of cam modeling, challenging the preconceived notions and stigma around sex work.
There is a $500 prize for audience choice!