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Contents Under Pressure by Benjamin Dugdale (2021/96:29/Canada). A poetic, quirky, singular meditation on identity and personal history, populated with the beautiful vistas of Atlantic Canada.
Dein ist and V. by Bernard Roddy (2012/2:40/United States). A lecture on language in German. All the paperback novels I remember.
Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung) by Tina Takemoto. (2020/6:20/USA). Inspired by San Francisco's first Chinese American female physician, this film envisions the euphoria and despair of Margaret Chung and her insatiable desire for women and celebrity through her forays into drugs, sapphic surgeries, and queer flights of fancy.
Harmony Road by Gilbert Khoury (2019/14:46/Canada). Lorena who is pregnant tries to cross the Canadian border to seek refugee asylum during the U.S anti-immigration sentiment.
Heavy Petting by Brendan Prost (2021/17:41/Canada). A lonely young woman scrambling to fill the void left by a missing household pet forges a strange and tenuous bond with an unexpected visitor role-playing in a cat costume.
I'm a fag 4 u by Vivek Shraya (2021/5:25/Canada). Inspired by the cinematography of "Truth or Dare" and "Paris is Burning," this video is an homage to late 80s/early 90s gay culture and aesthetic. Shot in 16mm, it features co-director Vivek Shraya and two other queer dancers (Rodney Diverlus and Phil Villeneuve) reclaiming streets and sidewalks, common sites of homophobic violence, and the word "fag."
Island Cowboy by Raphaël Sandler (2021/58:49/Canada). Island Cowboy is a documentary that follows a Canadian beekeeper on Prince Edward Island during one of his last years of work. At the age of 68, Stan Sandler would like to retire, but impending threats to his island home's ecosystem threaten the future of the bees, and the health of the environment.
Manifestarsi by Gianmarco Donaggio (2021/12.12/Italy). The film investigates within the microscopic dimension the material component of billboards posted in Milan.
Mother's Bond by Rafaela Galindo (2017/19:27/Canada). When Aisha's husband is convicted of being a “leading” member of a vicious street gang, she and her six children must confront a world of judgment in order to survive.
PSYCHE by Daniel Bartchouk (2020/5:58/Canada). A meditating man contends with the forces of his mind.
Queering Yoga by Ewan Duarte (2020/45:20/USA). The story of six Queer/Trans/QTPOC yoga teachers and their personal stories of healing, transformation, and yoga journey.
The Names of Things by Peter Treherne (2021/17:38/UK). A bed-bound woman's year passes as a day: her time is no longer measured by the increments of a clock but by the quality of weather outside her window.
Toe the Line by Jay (Carolyn) Wu (2021/22:50/Canada). Gloria is torn between two worlds: the fun but cutthroat world of hockey where she gets to be loud and proud in her queerness, and the one at home where she's a recluse, using music to cope with being forced into becoming someone she's not.