Reaching Toward the Horizon: The Futures of Queer Cinema
To paraphrase José Esteban Muñoz: queer cinema is a horizon. If there was ever a moment in our queer cinema history where we may have touched that horizon, it has quickly receded and been blocked by corporate interests. How can we get our queer horizon back? What should the future of queer cinema look like? This panel brings together directors Elegance Bratton (Pier Kids, screening this year), Jesse Rovinelli (So Pretty, also screening this year), Michelle Mohabeer (Queer Coolie-tudes, Exposure, BLU In YOU), and Maude Matton (Swarm of Selenium, which screened at TQFF 2018) to discuss the current queer filmmaking ecosystem and look toward its queerer futures.