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    Coming Out, Coming of Age

    13-year-old Trevor loves Diana Ross, the theater and a boy named Pinky Faraday. He is plunged into despair when his feelings for Pinky are revealed and his peers ridicule and reject him. A poignant film about acceptance and teen angst. His journey is difficult and painful, but ultimately liberating. Trevor won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Short. Directed by Peggy Rajski, who has worked as a producer with directors Stephen Frears, John Sayles and Jodie Foster.
    Length: 19 minutes

    Traveling Companion
    This is a touching, romantic exploration about love, loss and the possibility of finding love again in the crazy quilt of women's relationships. A travel writer places an ad for a traveling companion for her next trip, and a coffee house serves as the venue for a colorful array of suitors. Hope finally presents itself in an unlikely form.
    Length: 20 minutes

    Love, Death and Cars
    A story about friendship, loyalty and those sudden, unpredictable moments of crisis that force us to stop and question who we are and what truly matters in our lives, Love, Death and Cars challenges the boundaries of love and explores the limits of friendship.
    Length: 20 minutes

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