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Plays in Shorts Program: Love That Dares Not
Saturday, June 15
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Callers


Lindsey Dryden

Executive Producers

J Wortham, James Costa, Jenni Wolfson, Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch, Jess Devaney, Anya Rous


Colleen Cassingham, Samantha Steele, Lindsey Dryden


Viridiana Lieberman, César Martinez


Beatriz Sastre

The Callers combines anonymous documentary testimony with imagined creative scenes to tell the story of those who have called the oldest queer support line in the UK, seeking guidance on everything from where to find the nearest leather club to how to come out, start a family, or mend a broken heart. The film is a love letter to queer memory and possibility, the LGBTQ+ community and care, and the power of collective imagination to create the lives we dream of.

Director, The Callers

Lindsey Dryden is an Emmy-winning film producer, director, and writer based in Austin, TX, and the UK. She is a co-founder of FWD-Doc: Filmmakers with Disabilities, a proud member of QueerDoc, a 2022 Sundance Institute Documentary Producers Lab Fellow, a BFI Vision Awardee 2020, and a full-voting member of BAFTA. Lindsey produced Sundance Special Jury Award-winning Unrest, Emmy-winning Trans In America, and executive produced Ahead of the Curve. She has written and directed Lost And Sound (SXSW), Jackie Kay: One Person (Tate), Two Names, and Close Your Eyes and Look At Me (True/False).