Popcorn? Check. Nachos? Check. Candy? Check. Now that we have way too many movie snacks, it’s time to check out this year’s Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival!
Running from May 23 to June 2, this year marks the 29th edition of Toronto’s festival – and the lineup looks absolutely jaw-dropping. Released just this past Friday, it features a number of narrative features, episodic series, documentaries and more! The Director of Programming for the festival, Andrew Murphy, stopped by to talk about the event and the projects he was most excited for.
Check out the list below for just a hint of what’s playing.
The new Elton John biopic is here, just a week after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. With Sir Elton John as a producer, it’s labelled as an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of the legend’s early years. It’s safe to say we can’t wait for this one.
This entertainment industry comedy about how a late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer is written by Mindy Kaling. Need we say more? Co-starring Khaling and Emma Thompson, it’s directed by Vancouver-born Nisha Ganatra, and is sure to have the audience roaring with laughter.
Love is a dangerous game in Sell By, a hilarious and heartfelt film about a group of self-absorbed friends who are trying to navigate their own romances. If you ever needed proof that vanity can get in the way of love – here it is!
We Are The Radical Monarchs
This dynamic film follows the first troop of Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of colour who are standing at the front lines of social justice, and chronicles the co-founders’ struggle to develop, expand and advance the organization and their mission to create and inspire a new generation of activists.
You Don’t Nomi
You Don’t Nomi traces the redemption of director Paul Verhoeven’s film Showgirls, from notorious flop to cult classic. The movie draws on archival footage and thoughtful commentary to chart the film’s eventual rise to a more favourable notoriety. Leaving no stone unturned, we relive many memorable scenes from Showgirls, while digging deeper into the film’s darker side.
Starring trans actress Nicole Maines as Laurel, Bit is supernatural, super feminist, and super queer. Not to mention the most fun you’ll have at the movies this year.