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Drama LGBTQIA2S+

After some petty theft grants three queer adolescents admission to a Toronto gay club, they are left to confront dark consequences. Joseph Amenta’s debut feature is a love letter to friendships and a testament to the queer community’s perseverance.

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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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3:15 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 8
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You Can Live Forever

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Set in a Jehovah’s Witness congregation, the film follows queer teenager Jamie as she resists the tight community hold while falling in love with Marike, a charming young Witness tasked with welcoming Jamie into the fold.

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9:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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9:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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Peter Von Kant

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Romance

This gender-reversed take on Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant sees director Peter suffer the ultimate heartbreak when his young lover dumps him. Features scene-stealing turns from Stéfan Crépon, Hannah Schygulla, and Isabelle Adjani.

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12:45 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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Joyland

Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Unemployed and emasculated in the shadow of his father and older brother, Haider accepts a job at a theatre as a backup dancer for Biba, a trans woman trying to succeed as an erotic dancer, hiding the truth from his family as he begins an affair with her.

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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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Framing Agnes

Award Winners Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice LGBTQIA2S+

Exhuming transcripts from a 1950s study on transgender individuals, Chase Joynt and his collaborators employ re-enactments, reinvention, and personal reflections to examine the trans stories that are told and how—and by whom—they are authored.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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9:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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Pacifiction

Drama LGBTQIA2S+

De Roller, the High Commissioner of French Polynesia, has a problem on his hands: the French Marines have arrived on the islands, and their presence coincides with rumours that nuclear testing is soon to commence. A lush and moody delight.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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5:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
Vancouver Playhouse
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Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Léo and Rémi's summertime adolescent friendship is scrutinized by their classmates, making Léo pull away in self-conscious fear. A stunningly lyrical tour de force that explores that explores the fragile nature of friendship and masculinity.

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1:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
SFU Woodwards
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9:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
Vancouver Playhouse
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Rosie

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Set in 1980s Montréal, Rosie is a love letter to misfits and found families. When an English-speaking Indigenous orphan is deposited at the doorstep of her Francophone aunt, they must learn to find beauty and magic amidst their trying circumstances.

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3:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 10
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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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The Whale

Art, Music & Photography Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Charlie (Brendan Fraser) may finally realize his wish of eating himself to death. First, he reaches out to the teenage daughter he hasn't seen in 10 years. This compassionate chamber piece is a change of pace from Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky.

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5:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
Centre for Performing Arts
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Something You Said Last Night

Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Having already suffered the humiliation of losing her job, Ren must now endure a week of summer vacation with her overbearing parents and extroverted, overachieving younger sister. A disarmingly intimate debut feature by Luis de Filippis.

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9:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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6:45 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Golden Delicious

Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Golden Delicious is a coming-of-age story about an Asian-Canadian teenager who is torn between his girlfriend’s dreams of their future and his father’s ambition, all the while struggling with finding himself and his feelings for the boy next door.

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6:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
The Rio Theatre
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12:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Rio Theatre
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Queens of the Qing Dynasty

Drama Experimental & Avant Garde LGBTQIA2S+ Romance Women Directors

Recovering from a suicide attempt, a neurodiverse Cape Breton teen is drawn into the orbit of a genderqueer hospital volunteer who hails from Shanghai. Despite their disparate backgrounds, the pair operate on identical idiosyncratic frequencies.

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8:45 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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6:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
The Cinematheque
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