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Entries tagged Activism

11 results

Out of Iraq

May 26, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 5:00 PM | 81 min.

International Showcase
Follow the journey of Nayyef and Btoo, a gay Iraqi couple, as they meet, fall in love and struggle to reunite, in the moving documentary, Out Of Iraq. Nayyef and Btoo meet during the height of the ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner

Woman on Fire

May 27, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 12:00 PM | 90 min.

International Showcase
In February 2015, The Village Voice heralded the arrival of "New York’s Bravest"— Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City.As a third-generation firefighter, ... More Info Add to festival planner

Shorts: Real and Spectacular

May 27, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 2:15 PM

Shorts Programs
From a mail order bride to the real life I Am Michael to Ms. Peaches Christ herself, these short films chronicle genuine LGBTQ stories. They’re real and they’re spectacular. More Info Add to festival planner

Shorts: Inspired By

May 27, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 4:45 PM

Shorts Programs
From a local Halloween tradition to a court case that made LGBT history in Chile to a 1994 raid on an Australian nightclub, these films have all been inspired by true events. More Info Add to festival planner

Free CeCe

May 28, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 1:45 PM | 100 min.

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Violence against transgender women of colour is an epidemic that plagues our community. Transphobia is institutionalized, especially as it pertains to the criminal justice system and the prison ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner

Shorts: People of Interest

May 30, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 5:00 PM

Shorts Programs
A local duo facing queer disability. A man who adopted his partner. A woman backing Marilyn Monroe on the drums. These are the stories of change and the people behind it. More Info Add to festival planner

After Louie

May 30, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1 | 9:15 PM | 100 min.

Galas and Special Presentations
Vincent Gagliostro is a New York artist known for pushing buttons, especially as an AIDS activistin the 1980s and ’90s. At the centre of his debut feature is Sam (Alan Cumming, here equal parts ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner

The Lavender Scare

June 1, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 5:00 PM | 77 min.

International Showcase
In 1953 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order declaring “sexual perverts” security risks who should no longer be employed in the federal government. A decision that ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner

Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall

June 2, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1 | 9:30 PM | 100 min.

Galas and Special Presentations
Even if you think you know YouTube superstar Todrick Hall, you don't. Not yet, anyway.Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall follows Todrick as he launches his most ambitious project yet: the original ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner

My Wonderful West Berlin

June 3, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 11:45 AM | 97 min.

International Showcase
Between the end of WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall, West Berlin was a melting pot of political activists, partygoers, hedonists, club owners, musicians and fashion designers. These are the ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner