OUTLaw x APILSA: Short-Film Screening of Baby Gay and Fish

April 4, 2024 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Join OUTLaw and APILSA on Thursday, April 4th @ 3:15 p.m. in Law Room 1337 for a short film screening of Baby Gay and Fish, with a Q+A after with Baby Gay's film creators Melissa Peng and Arielle Frances Bagood afterward!

Baby GayStevie Lee (played by Valerie Yu) is desperate to finally prove her bisexuality, planning to bluff her way into a lesbian threesome thinking she'll "figure it out" when she gets there. She does not figure it out when she gets there. BabyGay is a short film written by Melissa Peng and directed by Arielle Frances Bagood. 
Baby Gay was both an official selection and winner of the "Best LGBTQ Short"  Award at the 2024 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and is an official selection at the 2024 Sonoma International Film Festival. 
FishThough Tiger (played by Patrick Zhang) would never admit it, sometimes he regrets cutting off his mother after their falling out. Sometimes he wishes he had the courage to return her calls. But it's too late now. She's dead. However, on the day of her funeral, Tiger's mother returns to Earth... in the body of his goldfish. Her final wish? For Tiger to attend the mother-son dance with her. Now Tiger must help his (uh... fish? Mom?) Fish/Mom, all the while finding the strength within himself to fight for the second chance he's always wanted. Fish is a short film written by Jeremy Hsing and Patrick Zhang, and directed by Jeremy Hsing. 
Fish was an official selection at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles' May 2023 Film Festival InFocus: Asian Cinema, awarded Best Fantasy Short and awarded Honorable Mentions for Best Original Story and Best Actor at the 2023 Independent Shorts Awards, an official selection at the 2023 Hollywood Shorts Festival, 2023 Film Invasion Los Angeles (and winner of the 2023 Audience Award), 2023 Astoria Film Festival (and winner of the 2023 Grand Jury Prize), 46th Asian American International Film Festival (2023), and the 2023 Boston Asian American Film Festival. 
After the Q+A, we will provide a more chill, relaxed social time for OUTLaw and APILSA members to hang out and vibe. 3

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