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April 28 - May 3

Drag Kids

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival


Toronto, ON, Canada

April 28 at 6:15 PM
April 30 at 1:15 PM
May 3 at 3:45 PM

Preteens Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis are like many kids their age: they like candy, catchy pop tunes and sleepovers. But unlike others, they have an unusual interest in dressing and performing in drag, a passion that leaves them isolated from their peers. With the unflinching support of their parents, the four kids get a chance to meet in preparation for a group performance at Montreal’s Pride celebration. Drag Kids introduces us to four remarkable children who aren’t afraid to hold their own in the adult world of competitive voguing and lip synching. Through a sympathetic lens, the film challenges us to accept the children’s desire for self-expression, performing as their larger-than-life alter egos. ‘Cause baby, they were born this way.

More information and tickets

April 28, 6:15 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

April 30, 1:15 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3, 350 King Street West

FRI, MAY 3, 3:45 PM (open captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

Closed captions on April 28 and April 30. Open captions on May 3. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.