Shorts: Stories We Tell

This program has 3 films.

May 27th, Noon (ET) to June 6th, 11:59 PM (ET)
Online

In partnership with

The Isobel Imprint

Ali Grant

Ali Grant

A dozen years after the devastating suicide of her oldest sister Isobel, filmmaker Ali Grant travels back through old letters, photos, and home movies to arrive at a pivotal moment in their intertwined destinies – Toronto in the summer of 1978. With humour, insight, and love, she explores her own coming of age, 3000 miles from home, and the lasting imprint of a sister’s invitation into a world of possibility.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

7 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, Mental Health, RE:Focus

Language

English

Disruptor Conductor

Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis

Director

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is an unlikely hero on a mission, eager to take live orchestral shows outside of traditional spaces. In this documentary we accompany Daniel on his travels as he brings orchestral music to LGBTQ communities, people on the autism spectrum, and prison populations. At each stop we witness the impact Bartholomew-Poyser has by uniting communities with previously inaccessible exposure to music.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

42 mins

Interests

Black, Canadian, Drag, Gay, Performing Arts, RE:Focus

Language

English

Small Town Pride

Chelle Turingan

Chelle Turingan

Riley Sparks

Riley Sparks

Small Town Pride offers an intimate look at the joys and challenges of being queer in a small town. Filmed in Alberta, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories, the film follows LGBTQ2S+ people and allies as they prepare for their local Pride celebrations. Organizing in church basements, classrooms and around kitchen tables, the various collectives take on conservative town councils that won’t fly a rainbow flag, and bend rules to create a safe space for youth to come out.

Country

Canada

Year

2020

Duration

1 h 1 mins

Interests

Activism, Canadian, Queer, RE:Focus

Language

English

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