Cora Bora

Hannah Pearl Utt

Hannah Pearl Utt

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 30 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2023 SXSW Film Festival

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Bisexual, RE:Focus, Romance

A few things about Cora: she is a budding musician trying to make it in Los Angeles, she is determined to make her long-distance open relationship work, and she is extremely chaotic. In a moment of desperation, she heads back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon on a mission to fix her shaky relationship. Embarking on a wild journey, she confronts many self-induced roadblocks including a new woman living in her girlfriend’s house, a lost pet, and a pansexual orgy. When a chance at romance with a good guy presents itself, can Cora get out of her own way in time to secure the bag?

Canadian Premiere

Please note: This film will not be screened with captions.

May 31, 2024 6:45 pm
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Janis Pugh

Janis Pugh

Director

Country

United Kingdom

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

2 h 0 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2023 Toronto International Film Festival

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Lesbian, Music, RE:Focus, Romance

Helen lives with her ex-husband, his girlfriend, their new baby, and her ex-mother-in-law, who luckily remains her trusted ally. As she goes back and forth between working at the chicken factory and taking care of everyone at home, her dreary routine begins to take its toll. A bright spot appears in her otherwise mundane life when her high school crush, Joanne, returns to town. A musical drama set in northern Wales, Chuck Chuck Baby follows one woman as she finds the courage to stand up for herself and finally go after the life she deserves.

May 30, 2024 7:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Stories from my Gay Grandparents

J Stevens

J Stevens

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Episodic

Year

2024

Duration

69 mins

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Canadian, Coming Out, Gay, Intergenerational, Lesbian, Local, Non-Binary

Guests

J Stevens, Perrie Voss, Scott Farley, Jane Moffat, James Kall

After a near-death experience lights a flame within both Grandma and Grandpa, they decide to grab life by the boas and tell the world their deepest secret: they’re gay. Having lived under the guise of a straight relationship for decades, they’re coming out of the closet, ditching their small-town life, and going after their big gay dreams. First stop, the big city, to learn “how to be gay” from the best gay people they know – their grandchildren. Navigating the queer dating scene, dating apps, queer fashion, and even a gay dodgeball league, this late-in-life coming out story is all about being empowered to love authentically no matter your age.

Join us for a screening of seven episodes and a panel featuring cast and crew.

World Premiere

May 29, 2024 6:45 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Caden Douglas

Caden Douglas

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 25 mins

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Canadian, Family, Gay

Guests

Caden Douglas, Michael Lomenda, Melanie Leishman, Iain Stewart

The Jennings family are having a regular suburban Sunday dinner. Mother wants everything to be perfect. Father wants everyone to drink, which Sister refuses to do. And Brother keeps texting his husband, even though no phones are allowed at the table. Just as tensions reach a boiling point, an unwanted guest arrives: Frank, Father’s wayward brother. To what ends will Mother, Father, Sister, and Brother go to get rid of Frank? With a great cast, including Mindy Cohn and Enrico Colantoni as Mother and Father, this over-the-top comedy thriller shows that when parents and children work together, they can overcome any obstacle.

This film contains scenes of violence with graphic images of blood and gore.

Ontario Premiere

May 25, 2024 9:30 pm
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Director

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Ivan Leung

Director

Katherine Dudas

Katherine Dudas

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 21 mins

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Asian, Gay

Guests

Ivan Leung, Harrison Xu

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International Premiere

May 25, 2024 7:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Susie Yankou

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Stream

Galas

Interests

Bisexual, Family, Friendship, RE:Focus

Guests

Susie Yankou, Sarah Khasrovi, Kausar Mohammed, Riley Scott, Katie Sue Escher

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World Premiere

May 25, 2024 6:45 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Regan Latimer

Regan Latimer

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 45 mins

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Activism, Bisexual, Canadian, Lesbian, Local, RE:Focus

Guests

Regan Latimer, Jill Golick, Lindy Zucker

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World Premiere

May 25, 2024 11:45 am
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Eduardo Aquino

Eduardo Aquino

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 30 mins

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

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This hilarious and touching documentary tells the story of three older, gay “bears” working in Hollywood, who, tired of having their gay-themed ideas rejected by the mainstream, decide to self-produce their own web series. Infused with humor and warmth, and best described as Golden Girls meets Murder, She Wrote, the series followed the misadventures of three endearing roommates and grew to become one of the most successful web series of all time. Through the tale of how this group of friends built their big hairy following, what unfolds is a story about the power of seeing yourself reflected on screen, a life changing experience for both the creators and their audience.

Canadian Premiere

May 24, 2024 7:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Megan Park

Megan Park

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Stream

Galas

Interests

Bisexual, Family, RE:Focus, Youth

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May 24, 2024 7:30 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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When rookie drag queen Russell, a.k.a. Fishy Falters (Thomas Duplessie), escapes to Prince Edward County to fulfill his wine country fantasy, he reunites with his ailing grandmother Margaret (Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Cloris Leachman) to discover that he isn’t the only one dealing with drama. Margaret is determined to avoid the local nursing home, but Russell knows she won’t be able to take care of herself anymore. Torn between his career aspirations and helping his family, Russell is given the chance to decide what really matters the most.

Featuring, among others, legendary Toronto drag queens Tynomi Banks, Miss Fiercalicious, and Fay Slift, Jump, Darling blends comedy and drama as seen from the colourful viewpoint of a newcomer to the world of drag.

 

Available with closed-captions Canada-wide

Jump, Darling

Available with closed-captions Canada-wide

Tickets on sale March 12 at noon ET.

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