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  • Eva + Candela

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    90 mins 14+ Columbia
    Language: Spanish Subtitles: English
    Genre: Drama
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    Synopsis

    A portrait of two strong, independent women: a female director and the star of her first film, drawn together by a powerful attraction and their shared desire to take on the movie world.

    The passion between them creates a seductive and fascinating intimacy. But over time, their relationship evolves, swinging from infatuation to sensuality, which turns to tenderness, and then routine. They never wanted to be a conventional couple, and yet that’s just what they’ve  become.

    Can Eva and Candela withstand the inevitable effects of time to overcome the metamorphosis of their relationship?

    Director: Ruth Caudeli
    Cast: Alejandra Lara, Silvia Varón, Roberto Cano
  • Fire Song

    232 mins 14+ Turtle Island
    Language: English
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    Synopsis

    Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny.  How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she’s too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort.  What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves—his friend, David. 

    Things go from bad to worse as Shane’s dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone.  Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together.

    With deep insight into the life of Indigenous people on the reserve, this book masterfully portrays how a community looks to the past for guidance and comfort while fearing a future of poverty and shame. Shane’s rocky road to finding himself takes many twists and turns, but ultimately ends with him on a path that doesn’t always offer easy answers, but one that leaves the reader optimistic about his fate.

    Director: Adam Garnet Jones
  • 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
  • The End Of Eddy: A Novel

    208 mins France
    Language: English
    Genre: Memoir Fiction
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    Synopsis

    An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy.

    "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different-"girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.

    Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result-a critical and popular triumph-has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.

    Director: Édouard Louis
    Cast: Translated by Michael Lucey
  • 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
  • Bettyville: A Memoir

    288 mins USA
    Language: English
    QueereEvents.ca - Book- Bettyville - george hodgman

    Synopsis

    When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.
     
    As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman’s New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return.
     
    “A remarkable, laugh-out-loud book . . . Rarely has the subject of elder care produced such droll human comedy, or a heroine quite on the mettlesome order of Betty Baker Hodgman. For as much as the book works on several levels (as a meditation on belonging, as a story of growing up gay and the psychic cost of silence, as metaphor for recovery), it is the strong-willed Betty who shines through.” —The New York Times

    Director: George Hodgman
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