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  • The Handyman

    8 mins 18+ USA
    Language: English
    QueerEvents.ca - film - The Handyman

    Synopsis

    A single, gay man schemes creative ways to have a hunky repairman continue to have to come back to his house to fix things, but suddenly the fantasies become more than either of them expected.

    Director: J.C. Calciano
    Cast: Nicholas Downs, Derek Ocampo
  • Bettyville: A Memoir

    288 mins USA
    Language: English
    QueereEvents.ca - Book- Bettyville - george hodgman

    Synopsis

    When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.
     
    As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman’s New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return.
     
    “A remarkable, laugh-out-loud book . . . Rarely has the subject of elder care produced such droll human comedy, or a heroine quite on the mettlesome order of Betty Baker Hodgman. For as much as the book works on several levels (as a meditation on belonging, as a story of growing up gay and the psychic cost of silence, as metaphor for recovery), it is the strong-willed Betty who shines through.” —The New York Times

    Director: George Hodgman
  • Killer Unicorn

    74 mins R USA
    Language: English
    Genre: Horror
    QueereEvents.ca - Film-Killer Unicorn

    Synopsis

    Danny is your average Brooklyn party boy. This year, he and his friends couldn't be more excited about the upcoming "Brooklyn Annual Enema Party"; one of Brooklyn's biggest party, the event is a place "where you come to get douched and dance". While the night starts out fun, it quickly takes a turn for the worst when Danny is attacked by a stranger. In the end, his fabulous drag queen and queer friends are able to save his life, but not without deadly consequences. A year later, Danny is still going throughout the aftermath of that horrible incident and refuses to go to this year's upcoming "Brooklyn Annual Enema Party", despite the pressure of his close friends Cholata, Collin and Gayson. His friends want Danny to face his fears and go back out into the world. Danny refuses, but when a new boy, PuppyPup, enters his life, Danny decides to give his social life and the Brooklyn nightlife scene a second chance. It isn't until his friends start to disappear and get killed in gruesome ways that Danny realizes that his life, and everyone else who helped him that night, are in danger. A man wearing a unicorn mask is killing off Brooklyn nightlife, one queen at a time, and he won't stop until he has his revenge.

    Director: Drew Bolton
    Cast: Alejandro La Rosa, Dennis Budesheim, Markus Kelle
  • Best Gay Erotica of the Year vol. 2 - Warlords and Warriors

    264 mins R USA
    Language: English
    Genre: Erotica Fiction
    QueereEvents.ca - Book- Warlords and Warriors

    Synopsis

    Enter a world of definitive men: strong-bodied, animalistic creatures consumed by immediate desires. Within this collection of the hottest gay erotica of the year, you'll meet commanding Roman legionnaires, dashing Britannic thieves, lithe Egyptian royal guards, and ice-impervious Vikings who fight for what they want - to fully conquer other men, both on the battlefield and in their beds. From stories of men who inhabit sweeping vistas, to those in landscapes lost to the ravages of time, to tales of wanderers who will do anything to fulfill their overbearing need to feel one male body against another, the adventure and eroticism of the Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 2: Warlords & Warriors anthology will leave you reveling and ready for more.

    Cast: Editor: Rob Rosen
  • Splinters

    94 mins 18+ Canada
    Language: English
    Genre: Drama
    QueereEvents.ca - film - Splinters

    Synopsis

    Two decades after his inspired feature debut The Hanging Garden won best Canadian Feature at TIFF, Thom Fitzgerald (Cloudburst) again explores interconnections of sexual identity, family, and small-town Nova Scotia life, in this intimate drama about a young woman reassessing her relationship with her mother following the death of her father.

    Belle has come home to rural Nova Scotia for her father’s funeral. She came out as a teenager but has never reconciled that fact with her conservative mother, Nancy. Amidst the family’s grief, Nancy’s disapproval of Belle hangs in the air like a dark cloud. Belle neglects to mention to her family that she has been dating a man named Rob for the past two years. She is reluctant to rekindle her mother’s traditional expectations of her and backpedal on hard-won battles to assert her identity. But the secret becomes harder to hide when Rob shows up to be the supportive boyfriend.

    Based on the stage play by Lee-Anne Poole, Splinters is anchored by the rich and layered performances of Sofia Banzhaf and Shelley Thompson as two strong-willed women whose lives are upended when their routine deadlock is disrupted. The constriction of small-town mores is offset by the spacious, rolling rural landscapes of Nova Scotia in this beautifully realized portrait of a young woman’s complicated relationship with her family, her past, and her home.

    Synopsis written by Danis Goulet, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

    Director: D. Thom Fitzgerald
    Cast: Deb Allen, Gil Anderson, Sofia Banzhaf
  • Same: A Story of Change

    32 mins Canada
    Language: English
    Genre: Kids
    QueerEvents.ca - Same: A Story of Change

    Synopsis

    This is an endearing story of a small parrotfish who doesn't feel right in her fins. She goes on a journey to discover her true self, meeting all sorts of species along the way. The sea creatures that come into her life during this journey help her to understand that everyone is different and that it is what is in her heart that makes her extraordinary. This is a story of acceptance of self as well as others, one that encourages each person to find their true colour and see the beauty in those around them.

    Director: Alexandra Jones
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