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Genius: Aretha – new scripted series on the extraordinary life of the Queen of Soul

posted Saturday, March 20, 2021

by: in Music, Television

Genius is an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, their extraordinary achievements and with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. This third season, Genius: Aretha, is the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted series on the life of Aretha Franklin. The series explores Franklin’s background as a gospel […]

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Rose Plays Julie – one woman’s torment while looking for her biological parents

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

by: in Film

Rose (Ann Skelly) is at university studying veterinary science. An only child, she has enjoyed a loving relationship with her adoptive parents. However, for as long as Rose can remember she has wanted to know who her biological parents are and the facts of her true identity. After years trying to trace her birth mother, […]

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LUZ – two men reflect on their relationship after being released from prison

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

by: in Film

LUZ is the latest film from writer/director Jon Garcia. Ruben (Ruben-Ernesto Reyes) is a young latino man who’s fallen into the world of the mafiosos. When an accident leads him into incarceration, his relationship with the cartel and with his family is strained. While in prison, he falls in the complex hierarchical system until his […]

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Wojnarowicz – documentary spotlights NYC avant-garde artist and AIDS activist

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

by: in Film, Queer

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker is a in-your-face documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it […]

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The Communist’s Daughter – how one 15 yo Scottish girl navigates life in the 1980s with her communist parents

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

by: in Streaming Online, Television, Toronto

In the thick of the ‘80s, the daughter of two happily married Communists struggles between fitting in at high school and upholding her family’s idealistic beliefs. The year is 1989, and while most of the world is celebrating the triumph of the free market — 15-year-old Dunyasha McDougald is most definitely not. With the Berlin […]

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Live Nation and Fido partner with “Off Mute” series spotlighting Canadian BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ musicians

posted Friday, March 19, 2021

by: in Music, Queer

Fido announced its new campaign, Off-Mute, aimed at supporting and amplifying the voices of Canadian BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ musicians and driving important conversations in support of the communities. In partnership with inspiring Canadian talent, Off-Mute offers an intimate look at several musicians who are carving their own paths and shaping Canadian culture with raw performances […]

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Goddess Day Arts Festival 2021 – now in three separate acts – March, June, and December

posted Thursday, March 18, 2021

by: in Activism, Art, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

The Goddess Day Arts Festival is a not-for-profit women-run festival celebrating International Women’s Day, featuring women artists from different genres. Read below on how the event was brainstormed into fruition in 2019, and how the current team is continuing to make things happen despite the current challenges of today. This year the festival will be presented […]

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Days of the Bagnold Summer – mom and teenage son are forced to bond over an unplanned summer staycation

posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021

by: in Film

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Days of the Bagnold Summer is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel was supposed to spend the summer with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida, but when his dad cancels the trip Daniel and his mom suddenly face the […]

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Boys on Film 21: Beautiful Secret – tantalizing stories from around the world

posted Sunday, March 14, 2021

by: in Film

BOYS ON FILM 21 takes you on a voyage of self-discovery, where same-sex attraction is celebrated, first loves are tenderly formulated, and beautiful secrets burn and bloom. Featuring over two hours from the world’s best filmmaking talent from Australia, Canada, Romania, Switzerland, the UK, USA and even the Isle of Wight: MEMOIRS OF A GEEZA […]

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Sampson McCormick’s “Love The One You’re With” – connecting in complicated times

posted Saturday, March 13, 2021

by: in Film

Sampson McCormick, award winning veteran, black queer comedy pioneer and filmmaker, recently completed his newest film “Love The One You’re With“, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. This comes on the heels of his most recent, highly acclaimed comedy special “Church Boy”, filmed at the DC Comedy Loft. The film “Love The One You’re […]

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