THURSDAY, MAY 2nd - SOLD OUT
Approx 9:30PM onwards (after the film and Q&A)
Festival Pass + Opening Night Party ticket holders will enjoy a glass of bubbles upon arrival, complimentary Public Coast Brewing craft beers, New Deal Vodka cocktails, local wines and a selection of fabulous hors d'oeuvres by Vibrant Table. Join us in celebrating the 2019 festival with film goers, sponsors and our visiting film guests alike!
FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 6:00PM
After leaking classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, this intimate portrait follows the release from prison of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman, former US Army soldier and intelligence analyst, convicted of violating the Espionage Act in 2013.
FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 9:45PM SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING
Some have called it the "gayest horror movie ever made!" But for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true.
SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 6:15PM
Nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary, The Fruit Machine details the Canadian government’s systematic attempts to purge its armed services of queers following the anti-gay hysteria that ran from the beginning of the Cold War through to the 1980s.
SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, NOON
In the middle of Australia’s bitterly divisive marriage equality vote, Melbourne hosts a gala event to honor and celebrate its LGBTI elders. It's a glittering red-carpet evening held to celebrate these pioneers and their achievements.
SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 4:30PM
Cassandro, known as the “Liberace of Lucha Libre," is a Mexican professional wrestler known for outrageous gender presentation and equally spectacular wrestling moves. Beautifully shot on 16mm over the course of five years, Marie Losier’s film follows this gay champion coming to terms with his body and its inevitable limitations.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM!
SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 7:00PM
When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality, the backlash by the religious right was swift, severe, and successful. A look at four faith-based families with LGBTQ children caught in the crosshairs of sexuality, identity, and scripture.