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Italian Contemporary Film Festival goes virtual across the country – Nov 29 to Dec 8, 2020

posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020

by: in Film

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival has announced the line up for the 9th edition of its Festival taking place November 29 to Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The new ICFF at Home program brings together 50 expertly curated film and shorts, created in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival. Highlights include international and world premieres dedicated to Federico […]

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Zappa – a trip inside the mind of this musical and political genius

posted Monday, November 23, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Film, Music

With unfettered access to the Zappa family’s vault, Alex Winter’s Zappa explores the mammoth career of legendary Frank Zappa. He’s been called a rock iconoclast and a guitar god, but Frank Zappa was also a composer whose music defied categorization.  With archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away […]

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The Queens – go behind the scenes at the Miss Continental pageant

posted Friday, November 20, 2020

by: in Film, Queer, Trans

Part Pose and Paris is Burning, part RuPaul’s Drag Race and part Miss America, The Queens follows beauty queen hopefuls Tiffany, Gabby, Sunny and Naysha as they pursue their dreams of becoming the next Miss Continental. The international pageant is considered to be the most prestigious (and sometimes most cut-throat) of its kind. The Queens takes viewers inside this little-known subculture of glamour and illusion that […]

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Sound of Metal – story about a musician who loses his hearing, but not his passion

posted Friday, November 20, 2020

by: in Film, Music

The TIFF 2019 favourite film, SOUND OF METAL, is about a heavy metal drummer whose life is upended when he loses his hearing. Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed […]

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Tran Scripts, Part I, The Women – live stream Nov 19, 2020

posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020

by: in Activism, Theatre, Trans, Vancouver

Trans Scripts centres on the lives of seven transgender women. These true stories, compiled from over 70 interviews from around the world, are honest, funny, moving, insightful and inspiring. But most of all, they are human, shedding light not on our differences, but on what all people share. Presented as part of Trans Awareness Week. Co-presented […]

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Cinefranco presents the best in French cinema, virtually across Canada – Nov 20 to 28, 2020

posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020

by: in Film

As with most other film festivals worldwide, the  23rd annual Cinéfranco festival of International and Canadian Francophone cinema will be held online from Saturday, November 20 – Saturday, November 28, 2020 with 17 features, two shorts programs, post-screening conversations and panels. Two new films will be added daily with 48 hr for a household to view […]

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Bring it to the Ballroom – live stream event with Drag Race Canada’s top three queens – November 19, 2020

posted Sunday, November 15, 2020

by: in Drag

Jim Beam Bourbon Presents Live From Inside have added an exciting new drag event that is broadcasting live from the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Bring It To The Ballroom features live performances from Canada’s Drag Race superstars, Priyanka, Jimbo the Drag Clown, and Scarlett Bobo streaming live on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Fresh from competing […]

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Saint Frances – a modern day family comedy streams November 13, 2020 (includes Q&A)

posted Wednesday, November 11, 2020

by: in Film

After her decision to end an unwanted pregnancy, 34-year-old Bridget reluctantly agrees to nanny the bright and rambunctious Frances, forming an unexpected bond with the girl and her parents. At the start of the summer, Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in an affluent Chicago suburb – nannying […]

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Dating Amber – love will find a way in this wonderful Irish coming of age story

posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020

by: in Film, Lesbian, Queer

Set-in Ireland during the mid-90’s, ‘Eddie’ and ‘Amber’ are in the closet about their sexuality and decide to stage a relationship to stop everyone speculating. Eddie is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps and enlist in the military after graduation. Amber has her sights set on moving to London. Dreams are good, but dreams don’t help […]

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The Climb – a modern bromance about friends for life

posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020

by: in Film

The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring platonic relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It’s also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently LOL film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships. The story unfolds […]

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