Golden Delicious (Relaxed Screening)

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

2 h 0 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Asian, Canadian, Gay, Romance, Sports

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Everyone wants something from high school senior Jake: his father is pushing him to try out for the basketball team – an abandoned dream of his own – and his girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level. But it’s not until Aleks, an openly gay teen with a love for basketball, moves in across the street that Jake begins to struggle with his own desires. To get closer to Aleks, Jake devotes himself to making the basketball team – only to realize it’s not basketball he really wants. Meanwhile, Jake finds out that his father is having an affair, which leaves him questioning his entire family foundation.

To better serve our community, we will be holding a Relaxed Screening of this film. The theatre seating will be reduced to 25% capacity, the lights will be dimmed but still on and film sound will be lowered. Talking, looking at devices, and moving around are allowed and encouraged, as different audience members have different needs.

Sat Jun 03, 11:30 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Andy Chong

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Opening Night Gala: Passages

Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs

Director

Country

France

Format

Feature Film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 30 mins

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Bisexual, French Language, Gay

Rating and Content Advisory

14A | Sexual Content. Scenes containing graphic sexual content and nudity.

Passages begins with German filmmaker Tomas meticulously crafting a scene. He requires perfection to be satisfied and when the slightest error occurs, he loses his temper. After the film wraps, Tomas’ desire for control seeps into his personal life. Unsatisfied in his long-term marriage with Martin, Tomas launches into an impulsive sexual affair with a young woman named Agathe. When their one-night stand grows into something more, the two men are left to wonder if their crumbling marriage can survive. The latest work by acclaimed filmmaker Ira Sachs follows three people caught in a love triangle marked by passion, jealousy, and narcissism.

*Please note that this film will not be screened with open captions but closed captions will be available. CaptiView devices are available to patrons requesting them through the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.

Thu May 25, 7:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Closing Gala: Glitter & Doom

Tom Gustafson

Tom Gustafson

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 50 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Gay, Lesbian, Romance

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Guests

Tom Gustafson

Tom Gustafson

Director

Cory Kruekeberg

Cory Kruekeberg

Writer

Alex Diaz

Alex Diaz

Cast

Alan Cammish

Alan Cammish

Cast

Missi Pyle

Missi Pyle

Cast

Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria

Cast

Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro

Cast

Ale García

Ale García

Producer

Antonio Urdapilleta

Antonio Urdapilleta

Producer

When carefree Glitter and aspiring musician Doom meet it is love at first sight. But as Glitter prepares to live out his dream of running away with the circus, the two have only 29 days to know if it is also a love that will last. A jukebox musical featuring songs by the Indigo Girls, we follow their journey through the lyrics to some of their greatest hits, including the iconic anthem Closer to Fine. Starring Alex Diaz and Alan Cammish and featuring Lea Delaria, Missi Pyle, Tig Notaro, and the Indigo Girls themselves, Glitter & Doom is a fantastical summer romance with a big musical heart.

*Please note that this film will not be screened with open captions but closed captions will be available. CaptiView devices are available to patrons requesting them through the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.

Sat Jun 03, 7:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Golden Delicious

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

2 h 0 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Asian, Canadian, Gay, Romance, Sports

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Everyone wants something from high school senior Jake: his father is pushing him to try out for the basketball team – an abandoned dream of his own – and his girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level. But it’s not until Aleks, an openly gay teen with a love for basketball, moves in across the street that Jake begins to struggle with his own desires. To get closer to Aleks, Jake devotes himself to making the basketball team – only to realize it’s not basketball he really wants. Meanwhile, Jake finds out that his father is having an affair, which leaves him questioning his entire family foundation.

Sat Jun 03, 11:45 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsor

Andy Chong

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Narrow Path to Happiness

Kata Oláh

Kata Oláh

Director

Country

Hungary

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 22 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Activism, Gay, Music, Religion

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Gergo and Lenard, a young Romani couple living in a remote village in Hungary, have a very big dream: to make a musical based on their lives. The first step toward realizing this dream is to leave the hostile and homophobic environment in which they were raised and head to Budapest where they can live more openly and find the necessary collaborators to help bring their story to life. However, when Gergo’s mother suddenly dies, they must return to their village for one ?nal reckoning, hoping to finally find the inspiration to write their own happy ending.

Fri Jun 02, 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsors

Larry Hughsam

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Wolf and Dog (Lobo e Cão)

Cláudia Varejão

Cláudia Varejão

Country

France

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 51 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Coming Out, Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Religion, Youth

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Friends Ana and Luis were born in São Miguel, an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean ruled by religion and traditions. Growing up, both have been expected to fit into the lives that have been laid out for them. Watching Luis push back against his father’s expectations, Ana begins to question the world she is being brought up in. When her friend Chloé arrives from Canada, Ana embarks on a journey filled with new desires that will reveal the right sea for her to sail. Wolf and Dog is an enchanting ode to the big impact of one small island’s queer community.

Wed May 31, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Centrepiece Gala: Supporting Our Selves

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 15 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Activism, Aging/Elders, BIPOC Stories, Bisexual, Canadian, Gay, Lesbian, Queer, RE:Focus, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Jenn Mason

Jenn Mason

Producer

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Director

Founded in 1980 as the Gay Community Appeal, Community One Foundation has from the start raised funds for an array of community projects and organizations, with the organization and its name evolving along with the community itself. What started as a predominantly white, middle-class collective redefined itself during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ’90s and continues to adapt today to better meet the needs of our Toronto communities. Supporting Our Selves is a moving exploration of more than four decades of activism, told through the lens of the Toronto-based philanthropic organization.

Tue May 30, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Leadership Circle: Andrew Mainprize & Philip Kocev

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All the Colours of the World are Between Black and White

Babatunde Apalow

Babatunde Apalow

Director

Country

Nigeria

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 33 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Black, Gay, Romance

Rating and Content Advisory

18A | Homophobic Violence. Scenes depicting graphic homophobic violence.

Bambino is a delivery driver in Lagos, living a quiet life and holding his neighbours at arm’s length. When he meets Bawa, a friendly and easygoing photographer, something clicks. But in a country where homosexuality is illegal and taboo, Bambino doesn’t know what to do with their connection; judging by the life choices of his friend Ifeyinwa, the options seem limited. The subtly and restraint in Babatunde Apalowo’s much-lauded debut feature is part of its power to move audiences. He creates characters that feel like real people, and we fear for them and cheer for them as they find their way.

Sun May 28, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Shorts: Something Real

Guests

Levi Eddie Aluede

Levi Eddie Aluede

Director

Snakes, the sea, and unexpected visitors, this collection of shorts explores relationships with everyone from ourselves and our partners to strangers.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 7 films.

Sun May 28, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsors

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You Can Stay Over (If You Want)

Zach Siegel

Zach Siegel

Director

After a hookup, John and Alex test the limits of what’s TMI.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

10 mins

Interests

An Eighth Of Him

Levi Eddie Aluede

Levi Eddie Aluede

Director

Stoic drug dealer Kadell begins spending more time with one of his new buyers, leading to self-reflection as they form a deep and unexpected bond.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Will You Look At Me

Shuli Huang

Shuli Huang

Director

A young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown and engages in an overdue conversation with his mother, leading them on a quest for acceptance and love.

Country

China

Year

2022

Duration

20 mins

Interests

9th floor to the right

Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano

Director

Lorenzo prepares to receive Marvin for the first time but when he shows up at his door with a guest, Lorenzo doesn’t dare say no.

Country

France

Year

2022

Duration

16 mins

Interests

i get so sad sometimes

Trishtan Tala Perez

Trishtan Tala Perez

Director

In the town of Pagadian, a gay teenager eagerly waits for a mature man to reveal his face after developing an anonymous sexual relationship with him online.

Country

Philippines

Year

2021

Duration

20 mins

Interests

The Dalles

Angalis Field

Angalis Field

Director

When a handsome cyclist passes through and asks for directions to a local cruising site, Cam takes it as an invitation to follow him.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Christopher at Sea

Tom CJ Brown

Tom CJ Brown

Director

After checking in as a passenger onboard a cargo ship, Christopher begins to question his sanity and his perception of time.

Country

France

Year

2022

Duration

20 mins

Interests

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Big Boys

Corey Sherman

Corey Sherman

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Coming Of Age, Gay, International, Youth

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Jamie’s dream camping trip is ruined before it even begins when he finds out that his beloved cousin is bringing her new boyfriend. However, Jamie’s initial jealousy of the competent and confident Dan quickly turns into a friendship, as they bond over cooking, games and both being “big boys.” But as the weekend progresses, despite Jamie’s brother’s attempts to set him up with a girl staying at the campsite, all Jamie wants to do is hang out with Dan. As his burgeoning crush gets him into awkward scrapes and arguments, Jamie begins to come to terms with who he is, and who he desires.

Sun May 28, 4:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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