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February '18

“ABU”

Thursday, February 1st @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

ABU Director: Arshad Khan | 2017 | Canada | 80min Already the winner of numerous awards in festivals around the world, Reelout is proud to screen Arshad Khan’s beautiful and intimate documentary to a Kingston audience. ABU is a journey to the centre of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense…

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Reelout: “Saturday Church” Opening Gala

Friday, February 2nd @ 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music.

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“The Gardener”

Saturday, February 3rd @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

THE GARDENER d. Sebastien Chabot/2016/CANADA/88min The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot allowed for the first time a film crew to capture his recounts of his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres, English-style garden and summer estate. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre…

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“Pride Denied”

Saturday, February 3rd @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

PRIDE DENIED: HOMONATIONALISM & The Future of Queer Politics d. Kami Chisholm/62min/Canada/2016 Many North American LGBTQ pride events initially emerged out of sites of revolt and resistance— such as the anti-police riots at the Stonewall Inn in NYC in 1969 and the protests that began after police bathhouse raids in Toronto 1981. Today, however, PRIDE™ is big business. Non-profits formed for the purpose of hosting pride events in cities such as Toronto, San Francisco, and New York. In Pride Denied,…

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What’s Up Docs? A Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 3rd @ 3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

This is where reelness is served! Join documentary filmmaker and moderator Reena Kukreja in welcoming our guest documentary filmmakers for an engaging discussion on the state of independent, Canadian, documentary filmmaking.

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“Rebels on Pointe”

Saturday, February 3rd @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

REBELS ON POINTE d. Bobbi Jo Hart/90min/Canada/2017 Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character-driven stories, and dance…

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“Porcupine Lake”

Saturday, February 3rd @ 9:15 PM - 10:30 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

PORCUPINE LAKE d. Ingrid Veninger/2017/Canada/84min/Comedy/Drama/Narrative Feature Porcupine Lake is the ultimate teen girl’s coming-of-age tale, when every new friend is life-changing, and a summer trip to the country feels like being a stranger in a foreign land. Written at the pUNK Films Femmes Lab for female filmmakers, Porcupine Lake follows 13- year-old Bea: delicate, prone to fainting spells, and dripping with naiveté. But that’s before she meets Kate, boisterous, brash and eager to be Bea’s new best friend, and maybe…

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“Two Spirit Archives and Imaginaries Indigenous Video 1994-2017”

Sunday, February 4th @ 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

Two Spirit Archives and Imaginaries Indigenous Video 1994-2017 Guest curated by Queer Media Database Canada-Quebec Narrative fiction, performance, essay, documentary, and animation are each employed in the nine works programmed by Queer Media Database Canada-Quebec presents a program of shorts that covers an epochal shift in self-representation and moving image art by indigenous and Two-Spirit people of which Zachery Longboy’s 1994 short Water into Fire (10 min) is just one an early example. Well known to Montrealers for his unflagging…

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“Third Gender in South Asia/ Being Transgender in South Asia”

Sunday, February 4th @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

THIRD GENDER IN SOUTH ASIA/BEING TRANSGENDER IN SOUTH ASIA Curated by Reena Kukreja PhD. These two documentaries provide an intimate glimpse about the lived experience, struggles, and activism of transgender people in Pakistan and India. Both countries have laws that uphold transgender rights. However, the LGBTQ community suffers stigma, discrimination and prejudice on an everyday basis. The protagonists in Chuppan Chupai and Naked Wheels share their pain and desire while also offering a thought-provoking vision for equality, trans rights, and…

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“Crossroads: International & Intersectional Shorts Program”

Sunday, February 4th @ 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

CROSSROADS: INTERSECTIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM This collection of narrative and documentary shorts invites you to traverse an emotional landscape to the U.S, Pakistan, Spain, Germany and Mexico. This program is both heart-warming and heart-breaking as we explore queer identities that intersect with age, ability, race, and class. The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi d. Michelle Fiordaliso /16:44/USA/Pakistan/2017 When Fawzia Mirza, an American actress meets Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and founder of a progressive cafe…

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“Gender Benders: Shorts Program”

Sunday, February 4th @ 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

Gender Benders: Shorts Program This collection of narrative and documentary short films focus on the lives, both real and imagined, of people whose gender identities do not fit within conventional gender binary concepts. All but one of our docs was made by Canadian filmmakers that focus on Canadian subjects both young and not-so-young. The New Zealand doc Medulla Oblongata takes a more fantastic approach to doc story-telling as do the Canadian narratives In My Mother’s Closet, LIMINA and the UK…

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“Girl Unbound: The War to be Her”

Tuesday, February 6th @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER d. Erin Heidenreich/80min/Canada/Pakistan/Documentary Feature “I want to tell girls fear is taught, but you are born free and brave. There’s no doubt the Taliban seek to school women in anxiety and obedience, forbidding women to take part in pastimes such as singing, dancing and sports. “I broke all the laws,” she adds, “God help me.” – Maria Toorpakai Girl Unbound is both a suspenseful drama and intimate portrait of both the Taliban-occupied Waziristan…

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“C’est La Vie: Programme court-métrage français”

Wednesday, February 7th @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

C’EST LA VIE: Programme court-métrage français These seven narrative shorts from France, Belgium and Quebec depict very different lives of French-speaking members of the LGBTQ community. Ces sept courts métrages narratifs de la France, de la Belgique et du Québec dépeignent les vies très différentes des membres francophones de la communauté LGBTQ. A Taste in Men vol 3 d. Syril Tiar/13:24/Canada/2017 A day in the life of a Canadian nurse who specializes in STI testing and HIV prevention. Un jour…

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“Gays of Our Lives: Shorts Program”

Thursday, February 8th @ 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

Gays Of Our Lives Shorts Program This program of experimental, and traditional narratives and documentaries explores the lives of cis and trans men who love men. This is a wild ride that will challenge your expectations. Coming out stories, staying-in stories, activism, racial and cultural identities, and bisexuality are all on display. Viewer Discretion Advisory: Full-frontal male nudity and sexual situations. = d. Wrik Mead/7:30/Canada/2017 Making use of a dizzying array of anti-gay protest footage captured and posted on the…

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“The Fabulous Allan Carr”

Thursday, February 8th @ 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

The Fabulous Allan Carr d. Jeffrey Schwarz/2017/USA/90min/Documentary Feature From the filmmaker who brought us the Reelout fave “I Am Divine” comes a highly-entertaining, guilty-pleasure recount of an overweight, average-looking gay boy who realizes his dream of being Rock Hudson will never come true, so instead, he breaks on to the Hollywood scene on his own terms. Armed with a limitless Rolodex and a Benedict Canyon enclave with its own disco, Allan Carr threw the Hollywood parties that defined the 1970s.…

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“The Feels”

Friday, February 9th @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

The Feels d. Jenee Lamarque/90min/2017/USA/2017/Comedy/Narrative Feature Andi (Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, the brides and their friends get wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm. This admission comes as a complete surprise to Andi and derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. It causes everyone to reflect on trust, love,…

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“Screwed” Reelout 2018

Friday, February 9th @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

SCREWED d. Nils-Erik Ekblom/110min/2017/Finland/Comedy/Narrative Feature Seventeen year old Miku is “just some dude” devoid of personality, at least according to his brother. After a party-turned-rager that destroys his home, Miku is doomed to spend the rest of the summer at their family cottage, where both his parents avoid dealing with their own budding relationship crisis. But the calm of the Finnish countryside takes a turn for something strange when Miku meets Elias. The boys have nothing in common except for…

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“Queerly Canadian: Short Program”

Saturday, February 10th @ 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

Saturday, February 10th Noon Queerly Canadian Shorts Program This collection of experimental and traditional narrative and documentaries explore queer identities across Canada including three films shot here in Kingston – Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Extension of You and Beat. I Want to Kill Myself d. Vivek Shraya/8:32/Canada/2017 Contemplating suicide: a biography. An Extension Of You d. Nelly Matorina and Xiaoxuan Huang/4:37/Canada/2017 An extension of you is a short film that looks at what it means to be…

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“Alaska is a Drag”

Saturday, February 10th @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

ALASKA IS A DRAG d. Shaz Bennett/2017/USA/90min ALASKA IS A DRAG is a fish out of water story – literally. Our hero Leo is an aspiring superstar (Martin L. Washington Jr.) stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. Leo sees disco balls in the scales of the fish he slices. Everyone who slices fish all day, daydreams – Leo’s are just more glamtastic. Most of the time, Leo and his twin sister Tristen (Maya Washington) are left to fend…

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“Venus” Reelout Closing Gala

Saturday, February 10th @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6 Canada

Saturday, February 10th 4:30pm CLOSING GALA FILM VENUS d. Eisha Marjara/95min/Canada/2017/Comedy/Narrative Feature Sid is under pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. Sid’s East Indian mother yearns to have grandchildren. Her dreams are about to come true, but not in the way she could have ever imagined. When Sid comes out as a woman, 14-year old Ralph literally shows up at her door announcing that Sid is his dad. Ralph thinks having a transgender parent is…

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