Alphabetical

Designates films with no queer-content, but the filmmaker(s) identify as LGBT

2:37

Director: Murali K. Thalluri
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Joel Mackenzie, Frank Sweet
(Australia, 2006, 90 min, Color 35mm)
At precisely 2:37, a student at an Australian high school is found dead, wrists slashed. Students and teachers recount six different versions of the hours leading up to tragedy.
Sept. 8, 2:30 PM Paramount 1
Sept. 10, 8:00 PM Royal Ontario Museum

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A

Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masanobu Ando
(Japan, 2005, 85 min, Color, 35mm)
Ariyoshi Jun, who works at a gay bar, is sexually violated by a customer. He goes into a frenzy and kills the man. While being transported to jail, Jun meets another man, Katzuki Shiro, a beautiful youth with curious tattoos. The two embark on a passionate relationship that can only lead to tragedy.
Sept. 8, 9:15 AM Paramount 1
Sept. 16, 6:15 PM Cumberland 2

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhs

Director: Larry Charles
Cast: Sacha Cohen
(U.S., 2006, Color, 35mm)
Sacha Cohen a.k.a, "Ali G" brings yet another of his inventive personas to life - Borat Sagdiyev, a leading journalist from Kazakhstan's State run TV network, who is sent to the United States to report on all aspects of American life, including a gay Pride parade, baiting a homophobic cowboy, and nude wrestling with men.
Sept. 7, 11:59 PM Ryerson
Sept. 9, 1:15 PM Paramount 2

The Bubble

Director: Eytan Fox
Cast: Ohad Knoller, Daniela Virtzer, Yousef Sweid
(Israel, 2006, 100 min)
Three twenty-something Israelis, Naom, Yali and Lulu, share an apartment in Tel Aviv's coolest neighborhood. Their escapist lives change forever when Noam falls in love with Ashraf, a Palestinian man he meets at a west bank check point. The three Israelis decide to illegally hide him in their apartment and make him part of their family.
Sept 11, 6:00 PM Varsity 8
Sept 13, 9:00 AM Paramount 2
Sept 16, 5:15 PM Varsity 4

Chacun Sa Nuit

Directors: Pascal Arnold/Jean-Marc Barr
Cast: Lizzie Brochere , Arthur Dupont
(France, 2006, Color, 35mm)
In this contemporary coming-of-age story, the unabashedly sexual Pierre is much more than your average town stud. But when Pierre is found beaten to death, his sister and her occasional lover Lucie explore the bisexual escapades of his erotically-charged life and finally uncover the horrible truth behind his murder.
Sept 9, 9:00 PM Paramount 1
Sept 11, 1:45 PM Paramount 3
Sept 15, 5:45 PM Cumberland 1

Dark Blue Almost Black

Director: Daniel Sanchez Arevalo
Cast: Raul Arevalo, Hector Colome, Eva Pallares
(Spain, 2006, 105 min, Color, 35mm)
Responsible Jorge has spent years working hard, caring for his sick father and finishing college, but now he wants to strike out on his own. Then, he meets Paula, a woman with whom he develops an unusual relationship, and rediscovers his true desires.
Sept 11, 6:15 PM Cumberland 2
Sept 13,10:00 AM Cumberland 2
Sept 16, 9:00 AM Varsity 6

Four Minutes (Vier Minuten)

Director: Chris Kraus
(Germany, 2006, 112 min, Color, 35mm)
80-yr-old Traude teaches music at a women's prison where she meets Jenny, a piano prodigy.
Sept 12, 9:15 PM Paramount 4
Sept 14, 3:30 PM Paramount 3

Glue - A Teenage Story in the Middle of Nowhere

Director: Alexis dos Santos
Cast: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Nahuel Viale
(Argentina, 2006, 115min, Color, 35mm)
15-year-old Lucas fills the hot days of summer by succumbing to his adolescent desires, experimenting with drugs, music and sex alongside two cohorts equally bored with life in their small desert town.
Sept 14, 8:15 PM Varsity 3
Sept 16, 11:45 AM Cumberland 1

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

Director: Tsai Ming-liang
Cast: Lee Kang Sheng
(Austria/ France/Taiwan, 2006, 120 minutes, Color, 35mm)
Festival favorite Tsai Ming-Liang returns with a film unlike any of his prior works. In the crowded streets of Kuala Lumpur, Rawang meets Hsiao-Kang and is troubled by him. Far from his native Taiwan, Hsiao-Kang feels he is in another world; one of immigrant workers, dark alleys and seedy hotels. There he meets Shiang-Chyi and soon develops a strong sexual desire for her... One unforgettable day, the three meet.
Sept 11, 9:00 PM Isabel Bader Theatre
Sept 13, 12:00 PM Paramount 1
Sept 16, 10:00 PM Varsity 3

Infamous

Director: Douglas McGrath
Cast: Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver, , Gwyneth Paltrow, Hope Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Jeff Daniels, Sigourney Weaver
(U.S.A, 2006, 90 minutes, Color, 35mm)
Based on the biography by George Plimpton, friends, acquaintances and detractors recall openly-gay writer Truman Capote's turbulent career while researching the brutal murder of a middle-class Kansas family in ther 1950s. During this period, Capote forms an intense, romantic obsession with one of the murderers and in doing so, he produces his greatest work, "In Cold Blood," but at a devastating personal cost.
Sept 14, 9:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall
Sept 15, 12:15 PM Ryerson

King and the Clown

Discovery
Director: Lee Joon-ik
Cast: Lee Joon-ki, Jeong Jin-yeong
(South Korea, 2005, 119 minutes, Color, 35mm)
A lavish production, two clowns are arrested for staging a play satirizing the king. Given a chance to save their lives, the clowns succeed and become court jesters. Kong-Gil, the gentle-faced male clown who portrays the woman in the play catches the eye of the king, eventually leading to a kiss—this film just may be the "Brokeback Mountain" of Korean cinema.
Sept 8, 6:00 PM Paramount 3
Sept 9, 12:30 PM Paramount 1
Sept 14, 6:00 PM Varsity 4

L'Homme de Sa Vie

Director: Zabou Breitman
Cast: Charles Berling, Bernard Campan, Léa Drucker
(France, 2006)
Every summer, Frédéric and his wife Frédérique go on vacation to a country house. One night they invite Hugo, the new gay neighbour over for dinner and their lives are turned upside down.
Sept 8, 9:00 PM Paramount 1
Sept 10, 1:00 PM Paramount 2
Sept 15, 9:45 PM Isabel Bader Theatre

Love and other Disasters

Director: Alek Keshishian
Cast: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Orlando Bloom & Gwyneth Paltrow (cameos)
(France/ UK, 2006)
A female assistant at U.K. Vogue is the catalyst for a group of young friends, including her gay roommate, as they try to find love. Gwyneth Paltrow and Orlando Bloom make cameos.
Sept 9, 6:30 PM Ryerson
Sept 11, 9:45 AM Paramount 1
Sept 16, 12:15 PM Ryerson

Shortbus

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: Sook-Kin Lee, Lindsay Beamish, Paul Dawson
(USA, 2006, 102 min, Color 35mm)
From the director and star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus is an ensemble piece about seven New Yorkers including a dominatrix,a sex therapist, and a male couple who converge at an underground salon infamous for its live music, performance art and public sex. Sure to stir discussion about the blurred boundaries of art and pornography, the explicit sex scenes in the film are real and not simulated.
Sept 10, 9:00 PM Ryerson
Sept 12, 2:15 PM Paramount 1

This Filthy World

Director: Jeff Garlin
Cast: John Waters
(U.S.A, 2006, 90 minutes, Color, 35mm)
Once dubbed the "Pope of Trash," filmmaker John Waters one-man show is the subject of this documentary. A "vaudeville" act that celebrates Waters' film career and obsessions from his early negative artistic influences, his fascination with crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of contemporary art, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call to arms to "filth followers" everywhere.
Sept 14, 9:00 PM Ryerson
Sept 15, 9:30 AM Cumberland 3

Twilight Dancers

Director: Mel Chionglo
Cast: Cherry Pie Picache, Tyron Perez, Allen Dizon
(Philippines, 2006, 105 minutes, Color, 35mm)
Twilight Dancers offers a disturbing yet humorous look at Philippine social realities through the eyes of three macho dancers. In a country where political killings are rampant, and boundaries no longer exist between showbiz, politics and prostitution, the gay bar has become symbolic of society.
Sept 9, 8:45 PM Paramount 3
Sept 11, 9:30 AM Cumberland 2
Sept 15, 9:15 AM Paramount 1

Volver

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo
(Spain, 2006, 111 min, Color, 35mm)
The winner of Best Screenplay and Ensemble Cast at Cannes Film Festival by acclaimed director, Pedro Almodovar, Volver takes places in Spain and portrays the lives of three women—two sisters, Raimunda (Penelope Cruz) and Sole who struggle with their working class lives and their dead mother (Carmen Maura) who died in a fire and returns to the village to resolve loose ends.
Sept 8, 9:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall
Sept 9, 9:30 AM Ryerson

Short Films

By the Hour

Director: Bill Marchant
(British Columbia, 13 min)
Two water salesmen, a hooker and some cocaine.
Sept 14, 8:30 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 16, 9:30 AM Royal Ontario Museum

Cloudbreaker

Director: Adam Garnet Jones
(Ontario, 15 minutes)
A young boy runs away from home.
Sept 10, 11:45 AM Cumberland 3
Sept 12, 7:30 PM Varsity 7

Elizabeth Short

Director: Deco Dawson
(Manitoba, 7 min)
The Black Dahlia case in photographs and stock footage.
Sept 9, 9:45 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 13, 7:45 PM Royal Ontario Museum

Ninth Street Chronicles

Director: Megan Martin
(Ontario, 26 min)
A young girl's comes of age in '80s. Sept 10, 5:45 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 9, 9:30 AM Royal Ontario Museum

Patterns 2

Director: Jamie Travis
(British Columbia, 14min)
A feast of Chinese food, teacups, and paper airplanes.
Sept 10, 5:45 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 12, 9:30 AM Royal Ontario Museum

Patterns 3

Director: Jamie Travis
(British Columbia, 20min)
A relationship unfolds in split-screen song and dance.
Sept 10, 5:45 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 12, 9:30 AM Royal Ontario Museum

The Saddest Boy in the World

Director: Jamie Travis
(British Columbia, 14 min)
At his ninth birthday party, Timothy has good reason to be sad.
Sept 14, 8:30 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 16, 9:30 AM Royal Ontario Museum

Supposed To

Director:s Aleesa Cohene
(Ontario, 7min)
An examination of how work divides us from ourselves.
Sept 11, 9:30 PM Royal Ontario Museum
Sept 13, 9:00 AM Royal Ontario Museum

Suspect

Director: Patricia Rozema
(Ontario, 7 min)
The director of When Night Falls interprets a Mark Kingwell essay.
Sept 9, 3:45 PM Cumberland 3
Sept 13, 7:45 PM Royal Ontario Museum

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