Queerly Beloved:
Bound

Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski

Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski

Directors

Country

USA

Year

1996

Duration

109mins

Queerly Beloved: Bound

Before directing The Matrix, the Wachowski Sisters made their directorial debut with this sultry neo-noir about an ex-con (Gina Gershon) and a mobster’s wife (Jennifer Tilly) who fall in love and conspire to steal a cool $2 million. Tilly and Gershon sink their teeth into the pulpy atmosphere, rattling off hard-boiled come-ons while keeping pace with a clockwork plot full of double crosses and genre twists. Though its steamy sex scenes grabbed all the headlines upon its release, Bound holds up as a beautifully shot and brilliantly constructed thriller, and a fascinating time capsule of two filmmakers exploring their gender identities.

Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

 

    • “Works you up, wrings you out and leaves you gasping.” – Roger Ebert
    • “A thoroughly entertaining and stylish thriller.” – The Austin Chronicle
    • “As stylishly funny as it is sexy and fast-paced” – The San Francisco Chronicle

Wed Mar 4, 9:00 pm

Paradise
1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Partners

Government Funder

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.

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