EXPOSE 1: 9:00PM
FILM SCREENING: 70:00 MIN. – FREE!
REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY FILM THEATRE
2311 12th Avenue
The first 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 Wednesday, September 21 – EXPOSE 3 for second program.
"Pink Boy" is an award-winning, intimate portrait of a gender-creative boy growing up in conservative rural Florida. Butch lesbian BJ successfully avoided dresses her entire life until she and her partner Sherrie adopted Jeffrey, who to their shock, starts to dance in gowns and perform for his parents. It is a story of love between a butch mother and her feminine son, in one sense opposites, but united by a determination to be who they truly are.
A transgender taxi driver in an impoverished town confronts her past and dreams of getting gender reassignment surgery.
TRANS is an intimate moving image portrait focusing on Kali. Exploring themes of transformation and identity, the film constructs various scenes based on her thoughts, feelings and imaginings as she reflects on the pain of her metamorphosis. The work is composed of a series of near-expressionist sequences that explore notions of physical transformation and also endeavour to restore an uncanny mystery to human movement.
1917: Homosexuality is decriminalized in Russia. 1933. Homosexuality becomes a crime again. 1993: Homosexuality is legalized again. 2013: Vladimir Putin supports new legal measures which discriminate against and harass the LGBT population.
This film features long-term lesbian couples who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide of the 1970s, as well as young activists who sometimes face societal discrimination. Many had never left their rural villages before. Unique considerations of Cambodian lesbians include the importance of family acceptance, staying with your family, and living in a Buddhist country where homosexuality is not criminalized.
Duane Stewart shares his story as a First Nations queer person, who identifies as “Two Spirited”. Duane talks about the importance of culture in his life, and his journey coming out to his family.
The dappled reflection of a Two-Spirit artist emerges.
Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico bootmaker, hand-crafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Franciscan tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas. Bootwmn is a heartwarming, intimate and at times funny portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.