Iris Prize 2020

The Shawl


Sara Kiener


Zach Kislevitz



usa, 7 mins

After years of long distance, a pair of big and beautiful boyfriends celebrate their reunion at a Stevie Nicks concert, where they share a brush with magic. A testament to radical queer love and the influence of celebrities in LGBTQ culture.

Ar ôl blynyddoedd o bellter hir, mae pâr o gariadon mawr a hardd yn dathlu eu haduniad mewn cyngerdd Stevie Nicks, lle maen nhw’n rhannu profiad hudolus. Mae’r ffilm yn dyst i gariad queer radical a dylanwad enwogion yn niwylliant LHDTQ.


The Shawl was nominated for the Iris Prize by aGLIFF, one of our worldwide network of partner festivals.

Sara Kiener has spent the past decade devoted to outreach and distribution for independent films. Sara currently oversees distribution strategies at Cinereach where she’s championed projects like MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A., Beach Rats, I Am Not Your Negro and We The Animals. Prior to Cinereach, Sara was Co-Founder of Film Presence where she supervised national theatrical outreach campaigns for movies like 20 Feet from Stardom, Obvious Child and Citizenfour. THE SHAWL is her directorial debut.