This 20th year Festival will be a blockbuster year, with more premieres and guests than ever before. Toronto-based and internationally known Inside Out will have a World Premiere to offer up with La Dany by Toronto brother and sister directors Jim and Julie Giles. Two International Premieres, Prima Donna: The Story of Rufus Wainwright’s Debut Opera, directed by George Scott, screening Friday May 28 at the Isabel Bader Theatre ,and the other isThe Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, directed by James Kent, which closes the festival out at the Bloor Cinema on May 30 at 7:30pm.
Inside Out will have a total of three North American Premieres. Going South directed by acclaimed French director Sébastien Lifshitz screening May 29 at the Bader; The Parents, directed by Christophe Hermans, screens May 22 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Sea Purple directed by Donatella Maiorca makes its NA debut at ROM May 24 at 9:30pm.
And with a record 22 Canadian Premieres these are just some of the Inside Out titles seen for the very first time in this country: Toronto director Malcolm Ingram’s Bear Nation; Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar brought to us by James Rasin; Children of God from Bahamas, Kareem Mortimer; Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement by directing duo Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir -part of the Women’s Spotlight screening at the Bader, May 28 at 7:45pm; Little Joe directed by Nicole Haeusser, about Joe Dallesandro who rose to fame in the mythic world of Andy Warhol’s Factory; the powerful feature based on a true story, Mississippi Damned by director Tina Mabry screens at ROM, May 23 at 5pm, and the Festival’s Centrepiece Gala, the multiple award-winningUndertow from Peru directed by Javier Fuentes-Leon screening at the Bader May 25, 9:30pm. These are just a few of the Canadian Premieres.
In celebration of Inside Out’s 20th anniversary, the Legacy Video Project is a special multi-generational edition of the Queer Youth Digital Video Project. Consisting of three seniors and four young artists, this year?s participants are passionate new artists with a vision. Over the past five months, they have journeyed together uncovering the skills, joys and trials of video and filmmaking to create short videos that both challenge and touch us. This program, now in its 12th year and proudly co-presented by Inside Out and Charles Street Video, is the heart of the queer Canadian film and video community.