Set in patriarchal and homophobic post-Soviet Kazakhstan, writer/director/producer Asel Aushakimova’s Welcome to the USA follows independent and brooding Aliya (marvellously played by Saltanat Nauruz) as she struggles with the news of having won an American Green Card through a lottery system.
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Take a breath this weekend. This year especially, Thanksgiving is the perfect time for some reflection, gratitude and re-calibration of goals and expectations.
In Breaking Fast, Mo is an American-born son of loving and accepting Muslim immigrant parents from Lebanon; he’s a successful doctor in West Hollywood, best friend to quirky and less-observant Sam (Amin El Gamal), and recently single following a breakup with his partner, who decided to marry a woman in order to keep peace and save face with his Muslim father.
Available for live streaming on the InsideOut LGBTQ+ Film Festival’s platform until October 11, Cowboys opens with the suspense and action you’d expect of a Western. Playing on the trope of good cowboy outlaws chased by misguided law officers, Cowboys deconstructs masculinity in novel ways by featuring an unlikely pair: a caring father struggling with […]
Happy Halloweekend, folks! It’s time to don that perfect costume and hit the town! There are plenty of frightfully fun things to do out and about on this spooktacular weekend, so we will get right to it.
Directed by Phillip Pike, Our Dance of Revolution is one of my top picks at this year’s Inside Out Film festival.
Film Review: Changing the Game: a documentary about transgender teens in sports at Inside Out LBTQ Film Festival—10.27.19
This documentary is a must-see for any parent or family member raising a trans kid or adolescent, and everyone else because the social and political sickness that oppresses these youth (as well as all 2SLGBTQ+ youth and adults) is one that we all must labour to heal.
I suggest the film is more about Singaram than the two women. It is his struggle we see the most of.
Ocho and Javi’s brief, intense yet tender encounter demands deeper involvement with what they mean to and for one another.
Sanita Fejzic: “This year’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival marks the best in terms of attendance, quality of events and featured films in all genres, including long features, foreign films, shorts and documentaries.”
It’s time for another weekend, and there’s no shortage of things to do. While you’re out and about, remember to pick up a poppy and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Rafiki, meaning “friend” in Swahili, is a lesbian coming of age narrative by Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu. In English and Swahili, this film is a must-see at the Inside Out Film Festival. It plays on Saturday, November 10 at 7:15pm at the National Gallery of Canada.
Playing at 1pm on Sunday, November 11, at the National Gallery of Canada as part of the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Caroline Berler’s one hour documentary, Dykes, Camera, Action! is a must-see for anyone interested in 1) lesbians and 2) lesbians on screen.