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Saturday, May 23, 1:00PM (FREE)


Program Length: 64 minutes


Alexis Mitchell and Chase Joynt, Canada, 2014, 17:09 min.

By merging hidden camera footage from a patient’s hysterectomy, with interviews of the objects used in the procedures and spaces, Stealth poignantly and humorously mobilizes ‘sousveillance’ to subvert the perspective of surveilling machinery. Through a triangulation of corporeal, medical and military technologies, STEALTH provocatively points to previously unexplored histories and relationships between inanimate objects and human bodies.

Change Over Time

Ewan Duarte, USA, 2013, 7:14 min.

Change Over Time is an animated, experimental, personal documentary about the filmmaker’s first year on testosterone from an impressionistic and poetic perspective.


byol-nathalie kimura-lemoine, Belgium/Canada, 2014, 1:40 min.

Many trans men affirm their masculinity with beards or moustaches. In this video I am performing masculinity by transferring 100 grams of my own hair to my face to become a realistic Asian man.

De (con) struct

E. Hearte, Canada, 2013, 1:08 min.

Plays with ideas of gender expression and creation while addressing the possibility of conflicting aspects of one's self-identity: the perpetual construction and deconstruction of gender.

100 Crushes Chapter 6: They

Elisha Kim, Canada, 2014, 2:03 min.

“The director's feelings of envy and resentment of a roommate's pronoun-of-choice eventually evolve into delight in one simple word. This freedom allows for new embodiments of gender—as beautiful and strange as a unicorn, a pair of wings or a bouquet of roses.”-Inside Out 2014 Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

The Dancer and the Crow

Iris Moore, Canada, 2014, 4;27 min.

Who we are on the outside does not always represent who we are on the inside. When one man takes a closer look at his inner self, he discovers the beauty he has been hiding from the world. He decides to stop hiding and embrace who he truly is.


Jen Crothers, Canada, 2014, 3:02 min.

What exactly is a sissy? Sissy explores masculinity, gender identity, misogyny and self-acceptance. A playful exploration of what it means to be a sissy.

Tant Pis

Bruna Rodrigues, Brazil/France, 2014, 25:23 min.

When Wal, Junior and Meg get selected to go to France to study at La Sorbonne in Paris, they leave behind the suburbs where they used to live in Belém, Brazil, to go to the big city. But that is not it. The trio is also exploring themselves and trying to find their own personas in the LGBT community.

Saturday, May 23, 3:00PM (FREE)


Program Length: 69 minutes

This program is dedicated to Michele Sereda - colleague and kindred spirit - and others recently lost and gone, but not forgotten.

Cecilia (Train to Illinois)

Kim Kielhofner, Canada, 2014, 5:30 min.

Constructed from personal and public image collections, this video moves back and forth through memories.

All That Is Left Unsaid

Michele Clarke, Canada, 2014, 2;27 min.

With Audre Lorde acting as both subject and surrogate, All That is Left Unsaid is a daughter’s elegy for her mother. Both women lived with cancer for 14 years, and the absence of their wisdom, guidance and love is experienced as an ongoing loss. This short, experimental documentary reflects on all other black women gone too soon, in contemplating this aspect of grief.

ars memorativa

Scott Miller Berry, Canada, 2014, 19:19 min.

ars memorativa is an experimental documentary in four chapters that examines what is left behind when someone passes away and how memory traces emerge from the remaining artifacts and memories. The four people intersected with the director's life in a variety of ways and their stories are shared in a mix of forms: hand processed celluloid, digital animation, audio interview and home movies.

Planned Obsolescence: the tape

Lamathilde, Canada, 2012, 1:33 min.

A mechanical parable, with no moral. A cassette tape and tape machine provide a way to remember a lost brother and times past.


Hayat Hyatt, USA, 2014, 15:26 min.

Through poetry, interviews and prose Villanelle explores the intergenerational impact of the AIDS crisis on black gay men in New York City from the 1970s to the present.

Holy Mother My Mother

Vivek Shraya, Canada, 2014, 7:15 min.

A portrait of motherhood filmed during the Navratri celebrations (The Goddess Festival) in India.


Carol Fernandes, Canada, 2014, 10 min.

Nobody wants to tell Skye, a nine-year-old girl, what is happening in the family. She sees doctors come and go, and she knows something has to be going on. Her mother, bedridden and nearing death, cannot bring herself to offer Skye the support she needs. Her grandmother is unable to acknowledge the little girl's suffering. The child, feeling isolated and confused, clings to the memories of being driven around to sleep as she tries to make sense of what even adults find confounding.


Daniel McIntyre, Canada, 2015, 6:43 min.

Epilogue: a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened. A trip to bury my grandmother's ashes results in an unearthing of things long obscured by time. Imbued with unanswered questions from the Lion series, Epilogue continues the biographical inquiry of The Weight of Snow and chronicles the aftermath of a dying matriarch and a family navigating cohesion.

Saturday, May 23, 7:00PM


Program Length: 68 minutes

A Place in the Middle

Dean Hamer, USA, 2014, 24:35 min.

Eleven year old Ho'onani dreams of leading the hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. She's fortunate that her teacher understands first-hand what it's like to be 'in the middle' - the Hawaiian tradition of embracing both male and female spirit. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is what's in your heart and mind.

FAG Feminist Art Gallery

Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell, Canada, 2014, 4:48 min.

A musical scrapbook manifesto, the FAG video, recounts the first three years of the Feminist Art Gallery's radical happenings, activism and art, dirty dishes, pussycats and all.

Death of a Bathhouse

Raymond Helkio, Canada, 3013, 11:24 min.

Combining footage from the final days of St. Marc’s Spa with interviews from Toronto artists Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Brad Fraser, Drasko Bogdanovic and Shane MacKinnon, The Reading Salon looks at one of Toronto’s longest running bathhouses through the lens of the artist.

The Visit

Jan Soldat, Germany, 2015, 4:35 min

The 94-year-old Grandmother and her daughter are visiting the self-built torture-prison of the grand-son. Irritated but also very open, the grandmother is confronted with a very special kind of modern sadomasochistic prison-roleplay. A short film about the meeting of generations.

Been Too Long at the Fair

Charles Lum and Todd Verow, USA, 2015, 6:20 min.

The FAIR Theater in Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the oldest continuously running gay establishments in New York City. It is one of only two pornographic theatres left in New York after the Guiliani Mayoralty. A loyal patron recounts this history through his erotic encounters there, revealing how the FAIR has managed to stay open and serve it’s gay clientele for over 35 years.

Stick and Stones

Silas Howard, USA, 2014, 15:50 min.

Every Street has a story. Sticks & Stones is an intimate documentary about a song, a street, and a diva. Bambi Lake, a notorious San Francisco transgender performer and entertainer, takes us on a stroll down Polk Street, sharing anecdotes and the history behind her song Golden Age of Hustlers, which was written about her time as a street hustler in the mid-70’s. She landed on Polk Street after a stint with the Cockettes and prior to regular gigs at renowned 80s/90spunk venue, the Mabuhey Gardens.

Saturday, May 23, 9:00PM


Program Length: 90 minutes

My Secret Panties

Qila Gill, UK, 2012, 3:19 min.

Muslim lesbians explore desire in and out of their coded identities. Dressing their bodies in each other, undressing and reading their bodies again and again for new information, they become texts. They expose themselves to one another and complicate their representative bodies through active interruptions, inscribing meanings on their private parts.

Appropriate Behaviour

Desiree Akhavan, USA, 2014, 86 min.

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite. But she’s not quite Persian enough, not quite gay enough, not quite anything enough. She fails miserably in her attempt at all identities, and being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience. After being dumped by her girlfriend Maxine, Shirin faces an unimaginable task: trading the idyllic lesbian haven of Park Slope for a shared artist’s loft in Bushwick. Unable to let go of the memories of their excruciating highs and lows, the endearingly superficial narcissist finds herself plotting to win back her ex.

Akhavan's confidently off-kilter approach to basic human interaction makes for an authentically ironic, adorably wistful, smartly observed ride. Gary Goldstein - Los Angeles Times
Akhavan's most effective resource as a storyteller is her own face, a sometimes Chaplinesque blend of farce and pathos. She is a big talent to watch. - Tom Keogh, Seattle Times