LGBT2Q+

  • Just Friends

    Gewoon Vrienden

    80 mins 14+ Netherlands
    Language: Dutch Subtitles: English
    Genre: Comedy Romance
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    Synopsis

    Gewoon Vrienden (Just Friends) is a romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers. Tough Joris doesn't come loose from his mother who is addicted to plastic surgery. Medical student Yad has snorted too much of various drugs and returns to his strict mother. Yad works as a domestic help for the grandmother of Joris. When they meet, they seem made for each other. But before they can surrender to their love, they first have to balance things with their mothers.

    Director: Annemarie van de Mond
    Cast: Josha Stradowski, Majd Mardo, Jenny Arean
  • Life After

    12 mins unrated USA
    Language: English
    Genre: Drama Shorts
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    Synopsis

    LIFE AFTER is about Nisha, a single mother and Indian immigrant, who travels to New York City to clear out her daughter Zara's apartment. Out of her element in the big city, Nisha discovers surprising new details about Zara. With help from her best friend and a stranger, Nisha uncovers the truth about her daughter's life.

    Director: Ria Tobaccowala
    Cast: Jagan Badvel, Purva Bedi, Allison Byrnes
  • Torrey Pines

    60 mins 14+ USA
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990’s. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, Petersen is kidnapped at the age of 12 and taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

    Director: Clyde Peterson
  • Forget-Me-Not

    7 mins unrated Spain
    Language: Spanish Subtitles: English
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    Synopsis

    Irene and Luisa, two 70-year-old women go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.

    Director: Ferran Navarro-Beltrán
    Cast: Luisa Gavasa, Gloria Muñoz
  • Jonny Appleseed

    224 mins Turtle Island
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    Synopsis

    Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction

    Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

    A tour-de-force debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve.

    "You're gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine" is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling debut novel by poet Joshua Whitehead.

    Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez"--and his former life--to attend the funeral of his stepfather. The seven days that follow are like a fevered dream: stories of love, trauma, sex, kinship, ambition, and the heartbreaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny's life is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages--and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life.

    Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of First Nations life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams.

    Director: Joshua Whitehead
  • Every Act of Life

    93 mins unrated USA
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    The life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Frankie and Johnnie): 60 years of ground-breaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, finding true love, and the relentless pursuit of inspiration. Rich with rare footage and photos, the film features interviews with and performances by Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Larry Kramer, Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, F. Murray Abraham, Billy Porter, Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera, John Slattery, Rita Moreno, and Christine Baranski—among others—as well as the voices of Bryan Cranston (as John Steinbeck) and Meryl Streep (as Terrence’s high school English teacher). Director Jeff Kaufman’s exploration of the four-time Tony-winning playwright’s life is packed to the rafters with theater luminaries, making it a must-see film for any Broadway lover.

    Director: Jeff Kaufman
    Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury
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