November 10, 2019
New Queer Canadian Cinema
Hosted by Toronto Queer Film Festival
Room 190, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
This eclectic program of documentary and narrative works offer a glimpse into a dynamic spectrum of queer and trans communities in our Canadian settler society. In Another Feather in Her Bonnet, Kent Monkman’s alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle plays the bride in a wedding to famed designer Jean Paul Gaultier, using her attire to talk back to a particularly insulting form of cultural appropriation. Something beautiful emerges from Interphase, a splendidly rich animation. A sinister void stalks neurodivergent Gil in Hole. Farm Boy depicts a world of yearning and regret that hovers between dream and nightmare. In Behind Doors, a living saint receivers petitioners from all corners, but being sacred isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Battle Cry goes behind the scenes of the performance of a drag queen at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times theatre, blurring the line between process and result.
Co-Partner: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)
Another Feather in Her Bonnet. Dir. Aki Pagratis, 2018, Canada, 5 min.
Interphase. Dir. Kenny Tran, 2019, Canada, 2 min.
Hole. Dir. Gil Goletski, 2018, Canada, 6 min.
Farm Boy. Dir. Kalil Hadad, 2019, Canada, 17 min.
Behind Doors. Dir. William Vitória, 2019, Portugal/Canada, 17 min.
Battle Cry. Dir. Kyle Reaume, 2018, Canada, 15 min.
Image: Another Feather in Her Bonnet, Dir. Aki Pagratis
Pay what you can. All TQFF screenings will be closed captioned and/or ASL interpreted. Wheelchair accessible venue. Gender neutral washrooms. Waiting area with seating for audience members who need it prior to the doors opening. More accessibility information is available on the Toronto Queer Film Festival website.