Queerly Beloved:

Sean Baker

Sean Baker







88 mins

Queerly Beloved: Tangerine

When transgender sex worker Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) learns that her pimp boyfriend has been cheating on her, she makes it her mission to track him down through the backstreets of LA on Christmas Eve–but best friend Alexandra (Mya Taylor) won’t let this mission interfere with her evening nightclub performance. Famously shot on an iPhone, director Sean Baker (The Florida Project) tells a rare story of the deep friendship between two marginalized women caring for one another in a world hostile to their existence. Filled with winning one-liners, artful excess and an inventive soundtrack, the film is a wild and addictive watch—fresh, colourful and bewitching from beginning to end.


Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.

    • “A reinvigorating reminder of what indie filmmaking can — and should — do.” – Time Out
    • “A dazzling bauble of melodrama and fast paced merriment.” – Little White Lies
    • “Tangerine jumps off the screen and wows you like nobody’s business.” – Rolling Stone

Tue Mar 24, 9:00 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.