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North of Normal – quirky Canadian indie film tells tale of a strained but loving relationship between mother and daughter

posted Friday, July 28, 2023

by: in Film

Based on her riveting memoir, North of Normal follows Cea Sunrise Person’s unconventional childhood in the wilderness, her complicated relationship with her perpetually pot-smoking teen mom, and her incredible path to a version of normalcy on the runways of Paris. After six years spent in the Yukon wilderness with her grandparents, fourteen-year-old Cea Sunrise Person reunites with her mother, […]

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The Miracle Club – Irish tale of four women in search of a miracle, while confronting their past

posted Wednesday, July 26, 2023

by: in Film

The Miracle Club is set in 1967 in Dublin’s rough-lorn community of Ballygar, and follows a group of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O’Casey), who come to the ultimate realization that it takes more than time to heal old wounds. In desperate need of miracles, the group puts on […]

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“Every Body” documentary delves into the lives of three intersex individuals

posted Thursday, June 29, 2023

by: in Film, Queer, Streaming Online

EVERY BODY is a revelatory investigation of the lives of intersex people. The film tells the stories of three individuals who have moved from childhoods marked by shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries, to a thriving adulthood after each decided to set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as […]

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Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed- new HBO film delves into the actors not-so-secret life

posted Wednesday, June 28, 2023

by: in Celebrity, Film, Queer

Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed tells the story of a man living a double life; while his public persona was carefully manufactured by his handlers, orchestrated by the studio system, and reinforced by a marriage of convenience, Hudson had to keep his private life shrouded in secrecy since the revelation of who he really […]

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The Neighbor tells the story of an intense love story between two young men

posted Thursday, June 22, 2023

by: in Film, Queer, Streaming Online, Theatre

The Neighbor tells the story of an intense love story between two young men forms from a harrowing incident they are involved in. From that moment on nothing will be like it used to be and the love between the two men sadly brings to light Luca’s parents’ hate and intolerance towards their relationship.  The […]

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Toronto Outdoor Picture Show returns with 21 free screenings at four different spaces throughout the summer

posted Wednesday, June 21, 2023

by: in Film, Outdoors, Toronto

At long last, you can mark your calendar with your favourite otherworldly films, screening across the city all summer long at Toronto Outdoor Picture Show! This year’s Another World-themed programme invites audiences to journey beyond accepted reality into the unknown possibilities of existence. Explore a myriad of different worlds, from unique microcosms of the everyday to fantastical spaces […]

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Sublime is a wonderful coming of age story between two teenage friends in a band

posted Tuesday, June 20, 2023

by: in Film, Streaming Online

Shy 16-year-old Manuel (Martín Miller) lives in a small coastal town with not much excitement, however he comes alive when his best friend from childhood, Felipe (Teo Inama Chiabrando), and other buddies form a garage rock band. The two boys have a close, easy relationship made even more intense with the band and their music […]

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Chocolate Babies – satiric 90s NYC queer activism film screening includes post reception, performances, and Q&A with director Stephen Winter – June 21, 2023 (Toronto)

posted Monday, June 19, 2023

by: in Film, Queer, Toronto

Chocolate Babies was seemingly lost to the world after a regrettably brief festival run in the late ’90s. Despite its critical acclaim, it did not receive proper distribution until 25 years after its premiere. Now, the film’s themes of racial discrimination and lack of support for those who are most vulnerable feel just as urgent […]

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“Dosed: The Trip of a Lifetime” looks at the potential health benefits of magic mushrooms

posted Sunday, June 18, 2023

by: in Film, Streaming Online, Vancouver

Canadian documentary, ‘DOSED: The Trip of a Lifetime’, follows Laurie, who received an exemption from the Canadian government to legally take magic mushrooms for help with her end of life anxiety due to a terminal cancer diagnosis. She has stated “magic mushrooms saved my life” which makes for a powerful and intriguing story.  Given only […]

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Naked. Loud. Proud. takes a look at the drag and burlesque scene in Poland

posted Saturday, June 17, 2023

by: in Film, Queer

In Naked. Loud. Proud. the protagonists are drag and burlesque performers, trans and non-binary, bi- and queer.  Paweł, a low-ranking bank employee in his forties, travels with his boyfriend Gąsiu to a celebrated Prague burlesque festival to catch a performance by iconic American burlesque artist Dirty Martini, which later fuels his dormant desire to appear […]

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