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Cosmic Queerities

XINEMA Program 8

Image: Coral Short and Pippi Zornoza (MOTHER)

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XINEMA presents: COSMIC QUEERITIES, a seven-film exploration of the intersections between identity & fantasy. Experience the depths of queer imagination and resiliency in the face of earthly alienation – done through the lens of a Lesbian Vampire, Pink Fairy, Jesus, Tom Waits and more!


MOTHER (2014), Coral Short and Pippi Zornoza, 3 min
Kaleidoscopic transmutations of a queer future.

You are a Lesbian Vampire (2008), TJ Cuthand, 3 min
An Immortal’s immoral dilemma.

Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet (2020), Aryo Khakpour, 8 min
An imaginary meeting between Jesus and Tom Waits.

The Big Reveal (2022), Paige Smith, 2 min
An exploration of women and gender-queer representation through a playful striptease.

Pink Fairy (2006), Juli Saragosa, 7 min
She could never wear pink until one night when the moon is out and a fairy comes to visit.

Defiance (1993), Mo Bradley, 7 min
Resilience of lesbian desire in the face of homophobia

Supa Powers (2001), Michael Venus, 3 min
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to have super powers?


Filmmakers in attendance, Q&A after the screening


Stay tuned for a corresponding collaborative workshop series announcement between XINEMA & Echo Park Film Centre North.


XINEMA is an ongoing series that showcases emerging and established filmmakers within and around “Vancouver”, BC to strengthen and preserve the local experimental film scene. Curated by Sidney Gordon and Celina de Leon



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