EXPOSE 3: 9:00PM
FILM SCREENING: 70:30 MIN. – FREE!
REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY FILM THEATRE
2311 12th Avenue
The second of two different film programs over two nights that illuminate the screen for EXPOSE - Queer City Cinema 13 and Performatorium 5. A collection of short films and videos that shed a queer and brilliant light on Trans*, 2-Spirit, First Nations, Queer Youth, and culturally diverse representations...oh, and beaded whisks!
At times serious and sobering, silly and smart, and with a smidge of romance thrown in for good measure - these two programs provide insight into personal discoveries, family and community, crafting, history, state sanctioned homophobia, adversity, titillating humour and fun, and oh yes, those beaded whisks!
Members of TransSask, Two Spirit Indigenous Community of Regina, and Camp fYrefly will be in attendance to provide information and insight into their respective organizations and to make these screenings that more community minded.
This screening is rated PG (Parental Guidance – there is no age restriction but some material may not be suitable for all children).
See Tuesday, September 20 – EXPOSE 1 for first program.
Carlos sweeps and mops the floor of an old-time barbershop. The day before Independence Day, among the customers is Julio. Their eyes meet, and when the barbershop closes Julio comes back for Carlos. They spend the night together, eating, chatting and even dancing, knowing full well that this encounter will be brief and short-lived.
Toronto, 1955. In the heart of Chinatown, a new bar opens: The Continental. It’s dark, grimy, and attracts an unusual clientele. Local tabloids scream in 20-point font: “Sapphos overflow Chinatown!” The bar becomes the meeting place for two of Toronto’s marginalized communities: Chinese-Canadian men and lesbians living “the life” full-time. Recounting this forgotten piece of Toronto queer history, artists Hortie and Reynolds tell the story of Toronto’s first long-standing lesbian bar using original shadow puppets, overhead projector animation, stop motion and archival images.
An experimental animation and documentary about diasporic desires for foundational myths. Seeking a home in reclaimed ancestry and seeking a self in reappropriated narratives and finding fragments instead. Features an original score by Julie Matson.
17 year-old Mina isn’t like most teenage girls. Her concerned parents decide to act before it’s too late. But things don’t quite go according to plans. Part horror movie part magical realism, “Paper Thin” is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious homophobia, the power of fairy godmothers…and the truth.
Recently in the Woods is a short tale about acceptance and tolerance. Two horses laugh at a unicorn’s horn because of its different appearance.
Float is a four-minute experimental short film shot completely underwater of trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked set to music by trans musician Rae Spoon.
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A Métis woman explores identity by transforming herself into one of the only widely known Métis icons, a man named Louis Riel, who lived over 100 years ago.