Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2024

It's Complicated: Relationship Stories

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Ladylike
Aubrey brings her girlfriend Kat to meet her family for the first time at an intimate family dinner and is met with hostile disapproval. During the evening, tensions rise, and the toxic dynamic reaches a breaking point.
Flirting (With Possibilities)
Harley, a young Deaf man, spots a cute hearing guy in a coffee shop. In this charming story that blends a variety of creative styles, Harley imagines different scenarios to figure out the best way to start a conversation with his new love interest.
Inspired
Raina, once the only Deaf and Disabled person in her film school, reconnects with her ex-boyfriend and former college Teaching Assistant, Sebastian, and soon it becomes clear the ways in which ableism had a hand in their relationship’s trajectory. Writer/Director Darian Slattery shines as Raina in this unique story that challenges expectations surrounding disability representation with humor and insight.
Reverie
Following the loss of his fiancé, Jason struggles to process his haunted emotions. This touching drama takes a creative approach to remind us that grief is different for everyone and that real love is never forgotten.
Sunscreen
Shelby and Mason go to the beach, ready for a day of fun in the sun. However, when the couple’s sunscreen goes missing, the way they handle the dilemma becomes symbolic of bigger issues within their relationship.
19:24
When a long-distance relationship is put to the test, cracks begin to show. This thought-provoking short explores the complexities of toxic relationships in the modern world of technology.
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These six films explore the ups and downs of romantic relationships and the wide range of experiences and emotions that come with putting yourself out there.


This program's in-person screening at NWFF takes place on Saturday, April 6th at 4:30pm. Get in-person tickets here!

Virtual, In-Person, and Hybrid Festival Passes are also available.

Aubrey brings her girlfriend Kat to meet her family for the first time at an intimate family dinner and is met with hostile disapproval. During the evening, tensions rise, and the toxic dynamic reaches a breaking point.

  • Year
    2023
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    American Sign Language, English
  • Country
    United States
  • Subtitle Language
    English
  • Content Warning
    Adult, Homophobia, Profanity
  • Note
    ID: A poster for “Ladylike” with the title in white across the bottom of image of a woman with half of her face showing with black background behind her. Text on the right side: “Starring Abigail Blythe, directed by Natalie Ring.”
  • Director
    Natalie Ring
  • Screenwriter
    Natalie Ring
  • Producer
    Whitney Gould, Kiara Lin
  • Cast
    Abigail Blythe, Megan Clancy, Katy Corbus, Laura Reidy, Karen Donnelly