Lands and Seas of Bones | Nov 2 @ 7:30pm

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
$5-$15 suggested (no one turned away)

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Lands and Seas of Bones

Nov 2 | 7:30pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

In this program of experimental shorts from Turtle Island, filmmakers remember the violence of – and celebrate the resistance to – colonialism, capitalism, and the Atlantic slave trade.

Approximate running time: 72 minutes.

PROGRAM
La Mesa
dir. Adrian Garcia Gomez | United States | 2018 | 10 min
La Mesa explores the intersections of memory, identity, and queer desire. It recreates fragmented and romanticized stories of a childhood in rural Mexico as told by the filmmaker’s father. These disjointed vignettes are interwoven with queered reenactments of scenes from popular culture as the filmmaker casts himself in the old Mexican films and American Westerns he grew up watching with his family in California.

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dir. Scotty Wagner | United States | 2018 | 3 min
Filmmaker Scotty Wagner animates his old journals, offering a point of entry that stresses self-discovery over self-analysis (and criticism).

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dir. Mike Hoolboom | Canada | 2018 | 13 min
Based on a talk by Paul B. Preciado entitled “Pharmacopornographic counter fictions” at Tate Modern’s The Tanks in London in 2013, renowned Governor General award-winning filmmaker Mike Hoolboom constructs an illustrated lecture with digressive overlays.

The Eddies
dir. Madsen Minax | United States | 2018 | 16 min
From above and below ground, a man named Eddie describes flood lines, levees and trivial histories of the crumbling infrastructure of Memphis, TN. In this same city, filmmaker Madsen Minax, a recent transsexual transplant, watches war films and contemplates masculine connectivity as he attempts to reimagine the South. He posts a Craigslist advertisement asking men to masturbate on-camera with their firearms. He receives a single response from a man who’s name is also Eddie.

Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones
dir. Tourmaline | United States | 2017 | 7 min
Atlantic is a Sea of Bones is a short film drawing from the Lucille Clifton poem of the same name that follows Egyptt LaBejia, a NYC based performer through the 80s, 90s, and 2000’s in NYC. The haunting and otherworldly, the film is set to an original score by Geo Wythe and features small everyday acts of refusal, resistance, and existence—such as performance and self expression—that have a tremendous impact on the world.

Swarm of Selenium
dirs. Maude Matton & SJ Rahatoka | Canada / Germany | 2017 | 23 min
In the surreal dystopian present, two queer feminist crews cohabit the shells of an abandoned malt factory. As shattered glass begins to emerge from their mouths, all are shaken, but some are hit harder than others. Through dance, visual work, and anti-work, they merge forces to try to care for one another and combat the insidious, violent process which seems to increasingly come from within.

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Accessibility

All events are “pay what you can” and wheelchair accessible. This screening will be closed-captioned and ASL-interpreted. Both of our locations will have a pre-arranged waiting area with seating for any audience members who need it prior to the doors opening. TQFF will not be serving alcohol at the festival, and we welcome everyone living with disabilities and/or addictions,

Please contact us if you have any additional accessibility-related inquiries, requests, or needs.

Locations

November 1, 2018:
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON

November 2-4, 2018:
OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Memberships & Festival Passes

The Toronto Queer Film Festival is a volunteer-run, artist-centered festival that is entirely supported by arts council grants and donations (no corporate sponsorships). There are no submission fees for filmmakers to apply, all events are pay what you can/no one turned away, all screenings are captioned and ASL interpreted, and proceeds from the festival are prioritized to pay artists.

We can’t do all of this without your support. Currently TQFF is reliant on community donations to reach our goals as well as to make the festival happen. Please consider becoming a member today to receive benefits and to help us continue to build a diverse and representative platform for queer and trans artists in Canada.

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Includes:

  • 2 Full Festival Passes (entry to all events except workshops)
  • 2 Tickets to any year round special screenings and events (except workshops)
  • Festival poster
  • TQFF Button
  • TQFF Tote Bag
  • Complimentary Publication
  • Recognition on the Toronto Queer Film Festival list of supporters online

 

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Includes:

  • 1 Full Festival Pass (entry to all events except workshops)
  • Festival Poster
  • TQFF Tote Bag
  • TQFF Button

The 2018 festival schedule is available here, and includes 12 screenings plus workshops, panels, and performances from November 1-4 at Innis Town Hall and OCAD University.

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