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Queer Heart

On the PLAY Bill
September to December 2017
Coming to the Queer Heart Cinema

Explore Cinema Awaken Studio

Celebrate diversity and Queer community in this group of lovers + explorers

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Queer Heart - Explore Cinema

  • Watch this page for some of the movies that we will be watching in the next few weeks and months.
  • Check back because this list will change...
        • Mysterious Skin - Playing September 15
        • Closet Monster - Playing September 29
        • Holding the Man - Playing October 13
        • Lilies - Les Feluettes - Playing October 27
        • Breakfast on Pluto - Playing November 10
        • Jeffery - Playing November 24
        • Longtime Companion - Playing December 1
        • Paris 05:59 - Theo & Hugo - Playing December 15
        • BONUS - The Cockettes 
        • ...

Queer Heart Explores Cinema

  • Please Check Back Soon for New Events

Bonus Feature for Fall 2017

The Cockettes - 2002
Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

IMDB page The Cockettes


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This is an experiment in community building and queer diversity.

Queer Heart
Explorations in Cinema

Friday evenings Bi-Monthly 
8:00 to 10:30
Watch for the ever changing list of 
movies that we will be watching.

Mysterious Skin - 2004
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

IMDB page Mysterious Skin
Playing September 15, 2017

Closet Monster - 2015
A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

IMDB page Closet Monster 2015
Playing September 29, 2017

Holding the Man - 2015
Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it - the separations, the discrimination, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem that love can't solve, tried to destroy them.

IMDB page Holding the Man
Playing October 13, 2017

Lilies - Les Feluettes - 1996
Bishop Bilodeau visits a Québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what really happened in 1912. We meet him as a young man, strait-laced, intent on convincing Simon (now the convict) to join the seminary with him. Vallier, the son of an impoverished and eccentric countess, loves Simon and he is drawn to Vallier, but in fear of his father's wrath for kissing Vallier during drama rehearsal, Simon courts a visiting Parisian, asking her to marry him. Vallier, encouraged by his mother, attends the engagement party to declare his love for Simon.

IMDB page Lilies - Les Feluettes
Playing October 27, 2017

    Breakfast on Pluto - 2005
    In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

    IMDB page Breakfast on Pluto
    Playing November 10, 2017

        Jeffery - 1995
        Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.

        IMDB page Jeffery
        Playing November 24, 2017

            Longtime Companion - 1990
            The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

            IMDB page Longtime Companion
            Honouring World AIDS Day
            Playing December 1, 2017

            Paris 05:59 Théo & Hugo - 2016
            Théo and Hugo meet each other in a sex club in Paris. After building a special connection while having sex, they meet outside the club where they realize they had unprotected sex. Since one of them is HIV positive, they go to the hospital to get checked and start the required treatment. You see the boys spend the night together and fall in love after this incident.

            IMDB page Paris 05:59 Théo & Hugo
            Playing December 15, 2017


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