Let’s talk about queer theory! In these films, consent, aggression, monogamy, gender, Black liberation, and relationships are freely discussed. This block was built with the intent of starting a dialogue, watching with your friends (safely), and engaging thoughtfully with the topics presented.
Reimagining Tomorrow follows Adjua, a Black queer artist and organizer, as they create an art project that answers the question “How do you reimagine your reality?” What happens next is a heartfelt story filled with love, struggle, and an invitation into a more loving world.
Somewhere in Between is about how queer Canadian singer-songwriter, Kate Reid, came to the decision to undergo a surgery that dramatically altered her body. Like so many people in the world, it turns out that Kate Reid’s gender identity is a hybrid and fluid identity of sorts. It is an assemblage of many different ideas, words, feelings, energies, lived experiences, and now, altered body parts. It is a gender that is somewhere in between.
Consent Factory: lesbo-queer perspectives addresses the complex topic of consent with sixteen protagonists from marginalized communities. In a deep introspection of their intimacies, these protagonists ask questions, get angry, laugh, create other possibilities.
—Lauren Corneliussen, Festival President