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Entries tagged History

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Tom of Finland

May 26, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1 | 9:15 PM | 115 min.

Galas and Special Presentations
Imagine your ideal man. Is his leather stretched tightly across his impossibly muscular body? Is his mustachioed face the vision of masculinity? Enter: Tom of Finland, as he is known to the world, ... View Trailer   |   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

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

May 28, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1 | 7:00 PM | 90 min.

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For anyone who dreamt they were part of that magical chosen family at the heart of the beloved Tales of the City series, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is a poignant celebration of its ... More Info Add to festival planner

Bebe

May 29, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 3 | 5:30 PM | 67 min.

International Showcase
Inspired by actual experiences, Bebe chronicles the fictional life of Bebe Goldberg, an Israeli transgender cabaret star.Through archival footage and interviews with a variety of people, among ... 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

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

Divine Divas

June 2, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 4:45 PM | 110 min.

International Showcase
A fabulous tribute to the pioneering drag queens and trans performers of Brazil, Divine Divas offers up both a rollicking good time and a touching love letter to the daring women who shook up the ... 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

Chavela

June 3, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 | 2:15 PM | 90 min.

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This intimate documentary chronicles singer Chavela Vargas's turbulent life, ranging from an affair with Frida Kahlo to Vargas's struggles with alcoholism and violence. Though considered a ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner

Jewel's Catch One

June 4, 2017 | TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1 | 4:30 PM | 90 min.

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Los Angeles in the 1970s was a pulsating age of funk, soul and disco, as well as a time of heavy policing on the queer and racialized bodies. Jewel's Catch One is an affectionate, spirited ... View Trailer   |   More Info Add to festival planner