A House is Not a Disco

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith



United States


Feature film




1 h 30 mins

Guests in Attendance

Brian J. Smith, Blake Pruitt, Jeremy Truong

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2024 SXSW Film Festival


International Showcase


Activism, Gay, HIV/AIDS, Intergenerational, Queer, Trans

A year in the life within the world’s most iconic homonormative community: Fire Island Pines. Situated 50 miles from New York City, this storied queer beach town finds itself in the midst of a renaissance, as a new generation of millennial homeowners reimagine The Pines for a new, more inclusive era. Filmed like a Frederick Wiseman movie on magic mushrooms, a large cast of unforgettable eccentrics, activists, drifters, and first timers reflect on the legacy of The Pines, while preparing their beloved village for the biggest challenge it has faced since the AIDS crisis: rising sea levels caused by climate change.

Toronto Premiere

Please note: This film will screen with Closed Captions.

June 1, 2024 4:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

Digital Screening Available June 2

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