Queerly Beloved:
Drunktown's Finest

Sydney Freeland

Sydney Freeland







95 mins

Queerly Beloved: Drunktown’s Finest

Writer-director Sydney Freeland drew upon her own experiences growing as a trans woman up on a Navajo reserve to develop this trailblazing debut and Sundance favourite. The film presents three protagonists: Sick Boy (Jeremiah Bitsui), a father-to-be who struggles to stay out of trouble; Nizhoni (Morningstar Angeline Wilson), raised by white parents and furtively seeking out her birth parents; and Felixia (Carmen Moore), a trans woman and swimsuit calendar hopeful who lives with her traditional grandparents. When their divergent paths intersect, hidden and healing truths are revealed.


Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

    • Winner – Outfest Grand Jury Award
    • “The movie devotes itself to people and perspectives that are not often center stage.” – The New York Times
    • “What’s really beautiful about this film is its universality.” – Vogue Magazine

Tue Mar 10, 6:00 pm

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.