Reelout: Sunday February 2

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12:00 PM – 1:50 PM – Hindsight in 2020
Join us for a trip down memory lanes told in documentary and narrative formats as queer storytellers delve into histories that are serious, sexy, sentimental and sometimes silly.
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Henry’s Heart
d. Luna Ferguson & Florian Halbedl 15min Canada 2019
Henry (Lorne Cardinal) awakens in an overgrown field and travels through nostalgic reflection of his life by reliving moments of his past loves.
Take Me to Prom
d.Andrew Moir 20:56 Canada 2019
Featuring intimate, charming interviews with queer people ranging in age from 88 to 17, Take Me To Prom invites audiences to revisit an iconic adolescent milestone while telling a story of social change that spans more than 70 years.
Button Out!
d. Kathleen Mullen 4min Canada 2018
Button OUT! is a lively animated personal homage to the filmmaker’s own history of protest and the wider story of LGBTQ2S+ experiences contained in the collection of over 1200 buttons housed at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto.
Porn Yesterday
d. David Quantic 5min USA 2018
Queer people remember their first experiences with porn.
A Sublime Failure
d. David Quantic 8min USA 2018
Writer and essayist David Schmader reflects on his twenty-year obsession with the notorious Hollywood flop SHOWGIRLS.
Framing Agnes
d. Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt 19:12 Canada/US 2018
In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Watch as preeminent trans culture-makers of our time breathe new life into those who redefined gender in the mid-century. Starring Zackary Drucker (Transparent), Angelica Ross (Pose), Silas Howard (By Hook or By Crook), and Max Wolf Valerio (The Testosterone Files).

2:00 PM – 3:50 PM – Song Lang
d. Leon Le 101 min Vietnam 2018 In Vietnamese with English Subtitles
Set in 1980s Saigon, well before the U.S. embargo on Vietnam was lifted in 1994, SONG LANG depicts a gritty underworld whose only source of brightness comes from the gorgeous stage productions of a local opera troupe. A hunky, brooding debt collector forms an unlikely friendship with the charismatic lead actor of the struggling company, and their friendship, to their surprise, awakens feelings in both men.“Song Lang” is a percussion instrument used to control tempo and phrasing in Vietnamese modern folk opera. In the Vietnamese language, it also means “two men.”It is the perfect homonym for a nearly perfect film.This film is an outstanding achievement for first-time feature director Leon Le—who also voices the part of the lead actor in the opera!To date, this film has racked up 25 awards in a wide variety of categories: best narrative feature, screenplay, cinematography, production design, costume design. Festivals in Asia have also recognized newcomer Lien Bahn Phat, who makes his acting debut in this film as the debt collector Dung ‘Thunderbolt,’ as a rising star.
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4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Vision Portraits
d. Rodney Evans 78min Canada/US/Germany 2019
VISION PORTRAITS is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother To Brother, The Happy Sad) as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. Through illuminating portraits of three artists: a photographer, a dancer and a writer, the film looks at the ways each artist was affected by the loss of their vision and the ways in which their creative process has changed or adapted.
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY JURY AWARD (FRAMELINE43)
“Vision Portraits is the rare kind of film that you’ve always hoped to see, heralding back to the earliest use of montage in cinema in the 1920s and evoking a fresh sense of experimental, artistic filmmaking.” – Sian Francis Cox, Flixist.
“Vision Portraits consistently fascinates the mind and activates the senses; it’s never dull. The final frame fades not to black- as blindness is often mistakenly associated with darkness- but instead to white. We are left with a sense of lightness, possibility and, yes, vision.” – Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter.
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