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CTFF Celebrating Black History presents: Rafiki

When Kena and Ziki first lock eyes, it’s a genuine coup de foudre despite the fact their families are political rivals. The young women grow close, but as they are not able to show their attraction in public — or even to their relatives and friends — they are forced to sneak small moments in private.

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Paradise presents:
God’s Own Country

Johnny begrudgingly tends to his family’s land in rural England, coping with his resentment and loneliness with drunken evenings and meaningless, secret sex with other young men. When a cool and collected Romanian farmhand arrives on the scene, Johnny is initially irked, but also attracted by his quiet confidence.

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Queerly Beloved:
The Queen

Director Frank Simon takes us behind the scenes of the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest, and captures the days and decisions leading up to the NYC-set pageant.

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Queerly Beloved:
Fox and His Friends

Prodigious filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder casts himself as the titular Fox, whose sudden lottery win makes him a target for his bougie boyfriend.

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Queerly Beloved:
Zero Patience

This legendary “AIDS musical” brings camp, pop tunes and a discerning lens to the myth of Patient Zero.

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Queerly Beloved:
Bound

Double crosses and genre twists abound in this neo-noir mob caper from the Wachowski Sisters.

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Queerly Beloved:
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

An inspiring documentary about enigmatic songwriter Arthur Russell, followed by a live performance of cover songs.

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Queerly Beloved:
Olivia

Olivia arrives at a new finishing school and is caught in the middle of an emotional turf war between two headmistresses.

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Queerly Beloved:
Paris is Burning

A landmark documentary and cultural time capsule about the influential Harlem drag ball scene.

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Queerly Beloved:
Drunktown’s Finest

Trans filmmaker Sydney Freeland’s trailblazing drama about three interconnected characters on unique paths to self-discovery.

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Queerly Beloved:
Tomboy

Upon arriving in a new neighbourhood, tomboy Laure is mistaken for a boy and takes the opportunity to explore.

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Queerly Beloved:
Different from the Others

A violinist falls in love with his student in this courageous silent film: the first to feature openly gay characters.

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Queerly Beloved:
The Watermelon Woman

An aspiring Black lesbian filmmaker researches an obscure 1930s Black actress in this cult favourite.

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Queerly Beloved:
Moonlight

A groundbreaking exploration of a young Black man’s search for identity in a rough Miami neighbourhood.

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Queerly Beloved:
Knife+Heart + Equation to an Unknown

An exclusive double bill of what is considered to be the best French gay porn ever made (1980), and the 2018 Cannes Competition wild card entry.

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Queerly Beloved:
Shortbus

John Cameron Mitchell’s explicit, sex-positive coming-of-self dramedy stars Toronto’s own Sook-Yin Lee, set in post 9/11 Manhattan.

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Queerly Beloved:
Tangerine

A day in the friendship of two trans women combing LA for a disloyal boyfriend, trying to make it to a singing engagement on time, handling the dangers of sex work--all on Christmas Eve.

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Queerly Beloved:
Desert Hearts

This bold and beautiful tale of a budding romance on a ranch for women getting Reno divorces was named one of the best lesbian films of all time.

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Queerly Beloved:
The Wedding Banquet

A fake marriage to appease visiting Taiwanese parents is the centrepiece of Ang Lee’s under-seen comedy of manners.

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