Toronto Queer West Film Festival - Saturday August 8, 2015

Fancy something a little bit different? Join us at the 7th Annual Queer West Film Festival where we’ve made the jump from our annual evening screening to a weekend film festival. From shorts, documentaries and full length features, we aim to showcase the very best of Canadian and international queer cinema from both emerging and established directors. We aim not only to celebrate and entertain but to highlight the issues that continue to affect our community at home and around the world. We’re Toronto’s second largest LGBTQ film festival. Running from August 7-9th, 4-6 PM, The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto Ontario

Official 2015 Queer West Film Festival Programme Guide

The final version of the 16 (8×10) pages full color Queer West Film Festival Programme Booklet (To be stitched not stapled), simple minimalism. The medium is the message. The back page is blank for boutique Graphic Communication Agency advertisement, which will be done at the time of printing. Design by: Emily Siu, (Our Summer Intern ) is a Master of Arts student in Cinema Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. HAVE A LOOK


1. Fragile - (Directors - Juliana and Juliet Mango, Perth Australia) When 8 year old Alex moves in permanently with his Dad, he is forced to suppress his true identity as he struggles to live up to the expectations set for him. He is bullied and beaten at school and is pushed to abide by his Dad’s rules at home. Run time: 8 minutes

2. Electric Indigo - (Director - Jean-Julien Collette, Brussels), A little girl faces peer pressure and becomes aware of her own identity, Run Time 24 minutes

3. Seven Drinks - (Director - Madison Thomas and Kevin P. Gabel, Winnipeg Manitoba) A romantic drama about two young men, Mitch and Bobby, who meet for coffee one afternoon and quickly fall for each other. Run Time 15 minutes.

4. Scout’s Oath - (Director - Ryan Rambach, Los Angeles, California) A controversial short documentary film, that examines the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) existing anti-gay policy towards the organization's one million adult volunteers in the wake of the Boy Scout's decision to permit participation by gay youth. Run Time 12 minutes.

5. Hacia Una Primavera Rosa (Towards a Pink Spring) - (Director - Mario de la Torre, Madrid, Spain) A documentary film created in collaboration with Amnesty International and The Human Rights Program at the University of Rey Juan Carlos in Spain. Homosexuals in Tunisia celebrated the ouster of dictator Ben Ali, hoping it would improve their situation. But in nearly two years, little has changed for the country's gay and lesbian community. Homosexuality is not explicitly illegal in Tunisia. However, Article 230 of the Tunisian penal code, which was written in 1964, makes anal intercourse a crime punishable by up to three years imprisonment. Same sex relations are also illegal. Most Tunisians- at least outwardly- accept that homosexuality is a sin in Islam. This documentary is an interview with 18 to 33 year clandestine gay Arab males; living, working and play in Tunisia, seeking the same LGBT Human Rights and Freedoms enjoyed in other parts of the world. The film has never been screened in North or South America. (French/English sub-titled) Run time 18 minutes.

6. Sandy - (Director - David Churchill, Winnipeg, Manitoba) An aging puppet (Sandy) as he cruises tunnels, hallways, library stacks, and washrooms for an illicit moment of erotic possibility. Run Time 4 minutes.

7. A little Chinese Dress - (Director - Caroline Fournier, France) in Chinatown, Paris a queer young man meets his clandestine Chinese neighbor Run Time 17 minutes.

Movies @ THE REVUE CINEMA Doors Open @ 3:30 PM | Films start: 4 PM | Accessibility: The washroom is not wheelchair accessible. | Tickets online @ TICKETSCENE | Tickets also @ Revue Cinema Box Office and For Your Convenience tickets will also be available @ Sun Milk Variety Store,1547 Dundas W & Sheridan 416-531-8580 (July 15 to August 9) Ticket Prices: $10 each night or Three Day Passes for $25 | All screenings – Restricted – No one under 18 admitted. ID Required.

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