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Thursday, May 30, Programs

All screenings at Neutral Ground Gallery, 1856 Scarth Street.

QCC10 - P1 - 7PM (75:29 min.)

Bang Bang
Mihee-Nathalie Lemoine, Canada, 2011, 1:40 min.

100 retouches to rebuild the scalp damaged by a racist teacher of a young student newly arrived in the land of her adoption.

Where We Were Not – Part 1: Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story
Jessica MacCormack, Canada, 2011, 6 min.

Where We Were Not is being made in collaboration with a group of women MacCormack has worked with, and has formed friendships with while creating art projects in prisons and centres for marginalized people. Narrated by an abolitionist activist, a First Nations transgendered women, and two women serving life sentences, this project gives a first hand account of the Canadian injustice system.

Transforming FAMILY
Rémy Huberdeau, Canada, 2012, 11:10 min.

Transforming FAMILY jumps directly into an ongoing conversation among trans people about parenting. It’s a beautiful snapshot of current issues, struggles and strengths of transsexual, transgender and gender fluid parents (and parents-to-be) in North American society today.

Bren Ryder, Canada, 2012, 10:24 min.

A queer couple documents their journey to become pregnant. From the trip to the sperm bank, interviews about their experience, to the explicit sexual encounter and subsequent sperm injection, this film uses simultaneous images and subtitle text for a unique viewing experience.

Cuki Colorinchi Evolution
Eduardo del Olmo, Spain, 2011, 3:27 min. Spanish with English subtitles

A masked crochetist shows us his sudden immersion into crochet art.

The Hawker
Coco Riot and Elisha Lim, Canada, 2012, 1:48 min.

"When I was a kid in Singapore, the same person served me chicken rice every day. I didn’t know if that person was a man or a woman, and that was awesome."

Ja kada sam bila klinac, bila sam klinka (When I was a Boy, I was a girl)
Ivana Todorovic, Serbia, 2013, 30 min. Serbian with English subtitles

Goca is a transvestite in Belgrade, the capital city of a country where organising or participating in a gay pride parade is forbidden. She is raising a daughter who is really her niece. Although her eighteen-year-old boyfriend steals the money she risks life and limb to earn as a sex worker, Goca still loves him and manages to retain her sunny, open-minded nature. On her thirty-ninth birthday she decides to celebrate her coming-out on stage in front of a live audience. And so she tells them the story of her life: "When I was a boy, I was a girl."

Two Girls Against the Rain
Sao Sopheak, Cambodia, 2012, 11 min. Khmer with English Subtitles

A captivatingly courageous and touching film about a lesbian couple in Cambodia. The two women have known and loved each other since the time of the Khmer Rouge. The deep bond existing between them and their strength have helped them overcome all different kinds of resistance, including that of their families.

QCC10 - P2 - 9PM (81:45 min.)
Feature film preceded by short films and videos.

Buffalo Death Mask
Mike Hoolboom, Canada, 2013, 23 min.

A conversation with Canadian painter Stephen Andrews returns us to a pre-cocktail moment, when being HIV+ afforded us the consolation of certainty.

They Glow In The Dark
Panagiotis Evangelidis, Greece, 2013, 69 min.

Michael and Jim first crossed paths in California in the 70s while wandering around America. They became lovers for a short while and, later, friends, but after a while they lost track of each other. Twenty years later Michael successfully tracked down Jim once more: penniless and now seriously affected by complications caused by HIV, Jim has returned to his family in Illinois. Michael, also sick with HIV, suggests they try to make a living together in New Orleans, Michael’s favorite city in the US, the city where he first found shelter as an teenage runaway pulling tricks in the streets. They reach New Orleans right after the devastation of Katrina, and they try to make a living selling hand-made dolls with Cajun themes in the French Market. They are both carriers of a glorious past which, while painful, equips them with the courage to keep going despite their serious problems, taking one day at a time, like comets who glow in the dark for just a few moments, before their big fall.

North American Premiere