QUEER CLIPS: USAFF Short Film Showcase

Hello Caller: A suicidal woman calls a help line only to find the man on the opposite end (gay filmmaker Tom Lenk, pictured, who produced and wrote the script) seems not to understand the situation. A gem of a comedy with very dark undertones and a great twist.

Clara’s Carma: A psychiatrist (Dallas native Stephen Tobolowsky of Glee) deals with a flaky patient and unexpected expenses on his new car.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

Short Film Showcase plays April 29 at 9:15 p.m. with short film awards presented May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station.

—  John Wright

Save the date: Purple Party set for April 29

The Dallas Purple Party will be back in 2011, with two local DJs — Blaine Soileau, pictured (who did the Starck Red party last year) and DJ Moses — and the duo Freemasons providing the music.

Blaine is smokin’ hot (obviously) and the party is a fundraiser as always.

The date is April 29.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones