August 2019
Toronto Youth Shorts – August 17
Co-presented by Inside Out


Nicki has a crush on her friend Ellen and wonders if she feels the same way after an incident at their high school graduation party. Playing as part of the festival’s SELF-REFLECTIONS program with stories that look into the interplay of everyday experiences and self-representation, speaking to what it means to find belonging in yourself.

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Daddy and the Muscle Academy: The Life, Art and Times of Tom of Finland
SAW Gallery Ottawa – August 22
Co-presented by Inside Out


Tom of Finland is one of the major icons of the gay world. His provocative erotic drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity, attitude and self-understanding. This ground-breaking work combines interviews with Tom (prior to his death in 1992) and his leather men acolytes with hundreds of his original drawings and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work.

Directed by Ilppo Pohjola
Galerie SAW Gallery (67 rue Nicholas St. Ottawa)
FREE Screening at 8:00 PM

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Sanghum Film Series presents:
FIRE – August 30
Co-presented by Inside Out


The first film in mainstream Bollywood to explicitly show a lesbian love relationship, FIRE sparked massive protests and violent riots by far-right Hindu nationalists who claimed the film was “immoral and pornographic” and feared that it would “spoil Indian women.”

Defending her film, Deepa Mehta declared, “FIRE is a film about loneliness. It is a film about the hypocrisy of our society today. It is a film about how women don’t have choices in a patriarchal set-up.”

Directed by Deepa Mehta
The Royal Cinema
Screening at 8:00PM

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