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Shorts: Local Heroes

Summer camp songs, surrogacy, best friends, bondage, and bathhouses. Inside Out's annual showcase of our local queeros highlights creativity, talent and imagination of artists from The 6ix.


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6:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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What About Shelley

Billy and Shelley are best friends. Their friendship is tested when Shelley's boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy, the only other gay man he knows.

I want to kill myself

Contemplating suicide: a biography.

Golden Boys

A failure-to-launch and his two successful buddies break into their old private school to recapture their adolescence, but are soon haunted by troubling memories.

Gabey and Mike

Savour the queer romance behind the folk band Mermaid Café’s popular Jewish summer camp song.

Connections in the Dark

Reflect on the art of rope bondage with some of the subculture's most prominent performers.

Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby

Jeremy and his boyfriend Cruz want to have a baby. Their friend Margot, who may or may not be in love with Jeremy, is going to be their surrogate. What could possibly go wrong?

The Inherent Traits of Connor James

Lea and Court Matheson, a happily-married lesbian couple, and their three-year-old son return to Lea’s hometown to attend the funeral of Lea's sperm donor.

The Night Cleaner

Travis, a cleaner in Canada's busiest bathhouse, takes the audience on an amusing, sometimes harrowing tour through his nightly duties.