Friday I'm in Love

Marcus Pontello

Marcus Pontello

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2021

Duration

1 h 24 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

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Interests

Gay, HIV/AIDS, Lesbian, Music, Trans

Bars and nightclubs have long been an essential gathering place for queer communities and Numbers nightclub was one such place for LGBTQ patrons in Houston, Texas.

Friday I’m in Love details the nightclub’s long and storied history as a gay disco and alternative music venue, revealed through events like the AIDS crisis, police brutality against the LGBTQ communities and the rise in hate crimes during the ‘90s. Mixing personal stories with those of the legendary musicians who performed there (Grace Jones, The Cure, Björk, Nine Inch Nails among them) this powerful documentary celebrates those who ignited and sustained its musical history and legacy of acceptance.

Friday I’m in Love proves the importance of LGBTQ bars and nightclubs and serves as a call to action in response to the dwindling number of spaces we can call our own.

Sun May 29, 2:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Sponsors

Greg Lichti and Garth Norbraten

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