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August 18, 2019

Nothing to Lose

Hosted by Vancouver Queer Film Festival


3rd Floor, 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

August 18 at 7:00 PM

Nothing to Lose follows the fierce, fat, queer cast of Force Majeure’s award winning, groundbreaking dance theatre production of the same name. The film explores the inherent movement potential of the fat body and the relationships the extraordinary cast of the production have with themselves and each other.

The show was a collaboration between Force Majeure’s Artistic Director Kate Champion, an award winning choreographer and dancer, and Kelli Jean Drinkwater, a fat activist and performance artist. The two came together to facilitate the show because they felt a keen lack of representation of queer fat bodies on stage, especially in the world of dance. The documentary follows the cast from their open audition process to the opening of the sold out show at Sydney Festival 2015. The performers, some with no formal dance training, draw upon their lived experiences that have often been defined by their size. Over the course of rehearsals, the cast forms deep ties with one another, and much of the choreography relies on their trust in one another as much as their individual bodies and stories. Through their performances, the dancers confront cultural projections around beauty, sexuality and ability, with unapologetic self love, strength and solidarity.

Director Kelli Jean Drinkwater will be in attendance for a Q&A.

More information and tickets

Preceded by
Dressed for Pleasure
A young disabled woman throws off her over-protective parents in pursuit of her own sexual liberation.

Nothing to Lose | English
Dressed for Pleasure | French with English Subtitles

ASL interpreted screening and Q&A. Dressed for Pleasure (short film) has English subtitles. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible seating (6 accessible spaces). Wheelchair accessible washrooms on the second floor. Venue is accessible by elevator at street level and the underground parking lot. Underground parking includes accessible spots. Free parking while seeing a film only, please keep your ticket or screening slip.

More accessibility information is available on the Vancouver Queer Film Festival website. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604-844-1615.