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“Love, Gilda” screens at Hot Docs – April 28 to May 4, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, April 20, 2018

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Toronto

The name Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975-1980), where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, Baba Wawa, and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, […]

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“ABU” – being gay and Pakistani- in select theatres April 13, 2018

posted Monday, April 9, 2018

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Montreal, Queer, Toronto

Montreal-based filmmaker (Writer/Director/Producer) Arshad Khan will bring his personal documentary ABU to select theatres in Toronto, the GTA and Montreal on April 13. In ABU (meaning father in Urdu), Khan narrates his experience immigrating to Canada and navigating his complicated relationship with his close-knit Pakistani Muslim family as well as of coming out as a gay man. The film […]

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“Alone Together” – a provocative double-bill dance performance – April 11 to 14, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, April 5, 2018

by: in Dance, Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Citadel + Compagnie (C+C) presents Alone Together, a double bill of richly complex and provocative new solos by esteemed School of Toronto Dance Theatre alumni Naishi Wang and Jane-Alison McKinney, April 11—14, 2018 at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Starting the evening, Wang will share his first-ever independent choreographic work with the world premiere of Taking Breath. Next, McKinney will reveal the anticipated […]

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“After Louie” offers insight into the early AIDS era – watch it online

posted Wednesday, April 4, 2018

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer

After Louie follows Sam (Alan Cumming), an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS — a man scarred and still struggling with survivor’s guilt. Cemented into an oppressive past, he is bewildered by a younger generation of carefree gay men with their uninhibited use of social media, sexting, and […]

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“Mary Goes Round” – In Theatres March 30th, 2018 (Includes Review and Interview with Director, Molly McGlynn)

posted Thursday, March 29, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Toronto

Mary Goes Round  is a redemptive drama with dark comedic undertones. Mary is a substance abuse counsellor with a drinking problem. After a drunk driving accident, she loses her license, her job, and boyfriend. At the request of her estranged father Walt, Mary begrudgingly retreats to her hometown of Niagara Falls. With few other options, Mary is forced […]

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Book Launch and Signing with General Idea’s AA Bronson – March 28, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Events, Featured Events, Queer, Toronto

    Join Art Metropole at the Gladstone Hotel for the Toronto launch of ZIGGURAT: GENERAL IDEA 1968-1994, with artist AA Bronson.This monographic catalogue, published to coincide with the recent exhibition at Mitchell Innes & Nash, illustrates the pervasion of the signature ‘ziggurat’ form in General Idea’s body of work and contributes to the long lineage of artists’ books in […]

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“Bloom” on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre until April 8, 2018

posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

  Twelve years since its debut, Modern Times Stage is pleased to bring renowned Argentinean-Canadian playwright Guillermo Verdecchia’s BLOOM back to Toronto with a new production.  Inspired by T.S Eliot’s celebrated modernist poem The Wasteland, BLOOM is once again directed by award-winning Iranian-Canadian theatre artist Soheil Parsa featuring a powerful and diverse Canadian cast on stage at Buddies and Bad Times Theatre. […]

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AGO’s “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” – new block of tickets available March 27, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, March 26, 2018

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, this is the first institutional survey exhibition to explore the evolution of the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms. The exhibition continues until May 27, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and will be the only Canadian stop after drawing large crowds in Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles […]

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“Trust” takes a candid look at the Getty family – Premieres March 25th on FX

posted Saturday, March 24, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Film, Television

Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.   Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the […]

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Sky Gilbert’s “I Cook, He Does the Dishes” – March 22 to April 1, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Whenever composer John Cage was asked about his relationship with choreographer Merce Cunningham he would say ‘I Cook, He Does the Dishes.’ In fact they were a gay couple who remained together for more than 50 years. And oh — by the way — they also managed to create the American Avant-Garde. Their sexuality is […]

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