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  • Love, Scott

    76 mins 14+ Canada
    Language: English
    Genre: Documentary
    Gay
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    Synopsis

    How do you find meaning, hope and love after becoming victim to a crime that forever changes the course of your life? Laura Marie Wayne's directorial debut, Love, Scott poetically explores this question and more.

    Love, Scott follows the life of Wayne's friend, openly gay musician Scott Jones,three years after he was the victim of an attack outside of a club in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Now paralyzed from the waist down, Jones's curiosity, charm and sense of humour remain intact, as do the family and community that surround him. While this documentary addresses small-town homophobia and the failings of the justice system (the assailant was never charged with a hate crime), Jones's incredible resilience is very much the heart of the film.

    Using old family photos and moving music that includes a soundtrack by Sigur Rós, Wayne creates a tender tribute not only to her dear friend, but to the human spirit.

    Director: Laura Marie Wayne
  • Killing Patient Zero

    100 mins PG Canada
    Language: English
    Genre: Documentary
    Gay
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    Synopsis

    1981: A mere seven years since homosexuality had been de-classified as a mental illness in North America. There was progress and a feeling of gay liberation in the air—and then, suddenly, a new disease was killing gay men. Initially called the "gay plague," AIDS became a shocking illustration of the entrenched homophobia of the time, with thousands of gay men dying before media attention and medical resources were brought to bear.

    At the centre of this storm stood Patient Zero, the man accused of spreading AIDS in North America, vilified as the embodiment of gay hedonism and promiscuity. Director Laurie Lynd peels back the layers of homophobia and misinformation to reveal the person behind the epithet, Québécois flight attendant Gaétan Dugas.

    Based on Richard McKay's groundbreaking book Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, this is a fascinating portrait not only of a man, but of a crisis that shocked a community into action.

    Director: Laurie Lynd
  • Steam Room Stories: The Movie

    95 mins 18+ USA
    Language: English
    Genre: Comedy
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    Synopsis

    Cosmetics magnate Sally Fay (Traci Lords) and her loyal assistant, Neil (Nicholas Downs), are on a jungle expedition in search of The Fountain of Youth. She uses her fortune to purchase a map that reveals the location of the Ancient aquifer to be……underneath a gym in Encino, California. Sally sends Neil to obtain a sample of the water from the steam room. In the meantime, they set out to find some “dirt”on the gym. It turns out the gym owner, Old Man Johnson, has an unpaid tax bill. When he defaults, she’ll swoop in and buy the gym for pennies on the dollar. The Tax Man tells Old Man Johnson he must pay the IRS $25,000 or they’ll foreclose on the gym. Neil returns to the steam room to keep an eye on things and discovers that the Steam Room Guys (Wade, Balton, Beau, Tad and Ryan) are hatching a plan to save the gym- and their precious steam room. Neil befriends the Guys in order to secretly thwart their plans.  But he doesn’t count on becoming romantically involved with Wade. The Guys attempt several cash earning endeavors: some successful, some failures, but all sexy and insane.

    Director: J.C. Calciano
    Cast: Traci Lords, Paris Dylan, Chris Boudreaux, Forrest Kiyoshi Hoffman
  • Love, Simon

    110 mins PG USA
    Language: English Subtitles: English
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    Synopsis

    A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he's talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is--who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.

    Director: Greg Berlanti
    Cast: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
  • The Handyman

    8 mins 18+ USA
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    A single, gay man schemes creative ways to have a hunky repairman continue to have to come back to his house to fix things, but suddenly the fantasies become more than either of them expected.

    Director: J.C. Calciano
    Cast: Nicholas Downs, Derek Ocampo
  • Killer Unicorn

    74 mins R USA
    Language: English
    Genre: Horror
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    Synopsis

    Danny is your average Brooklyn party boy. This year, he and his friends couldn't be more excited about the upcoming "Brooklyn Annual Enema Party"; one of Brooklyn's biggest party, the event is a place "where you come to get douched and dance". While the night starts out fun, it quickly takes a turn for the worst when Danny is attacked by a stranger. In the end, his fabulous drag queen and queer friends are able to save his life, but not without deadly consequences. A year later, Danny is still going throughout the aftermath of that horrible incident and refuses to go to this year's upcoming "Brooklyn Annual Enema Party", despite the pressure of his close friends Cholata, Collin and Gayson. His friends want Danny to face his fears and go back out into the world. Danny refuses, but when a new boy, PuppyPup, enters his life, Danny decides to give his social life and the Brooklyn nightlife scene a second chance. It isn't until his friends start to disappear and get killed in gruesome ways that Danny realizes that his life, and everyone else who helped him that night, are in danger. A man wearing a unicorn mask is killing off Brooklyn nightlife, one queen at a time, and he won't stop until he has his revenge.

    Director: Drew Bolton
    Cast: Alejandro La Rosa, Dennis Budesheim, Markus Kelle
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