2021 Year in Review

Dec 31, 2021

This week I have been reflecting on 2021 which, not to mince words, has been one roller coaster of a year. I started 2021 in Pittsburgh, living in my parents basement, not sure what was next and now I am in LA with my boyfriend of two years with an exciting new job. I also write to you now as I have COVID and am miles away from said boyfriend visiting family.

I am not sure if there is a moral or lesson I can derive from this year, or honestly if I have the brainpower to contextualize this year in the grand scheme of my life, but I did want to take a moment to celebrate the year with a little “Best of” list. Below you will find my favorite feature films, short films, and articles I have written in 2021. I hope you enjoy and have an amazing (and healthy) New Year!

My Favorite Articles of 2021

  1. Filmmaker David Weissman on Building Intergenerational Bridges for Queer Men – Hansen.bursic.com
  2. Amplifying Abolition: Behind the Scenes with Working Films – CinéSPEAK
  3. The Kids Are More Than Alright: Documentaries To Watch on Youth Activism – Documentary.org
  4. Outfest’s Documentary Lineup A Reminder of LGBTQ Resilience – Documentary Magazine
  5. The Pride Tipping Point: Why I Reject The “Gen Z is Canceling Pride” Narrative – QBurgh

Honorable Mention: Four Ways To Be A Better Trans Ally in your Documentary Filmmaking – Documentary.org

My Favorite Feature Films of 2021

  1. North By Current
  2. Writing With Fire
  3. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  4. Flee
  5. Shiva Baby

My Favorite Short Films of 2021

  1. Three Songs for Benazir
  2. Joe Buffalo
  3. Nuevo Rico
  4. Red Taxi
  5. F1-100