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Before the Last Curtain Falls makes world premiere at Hot Docs

Contemplative film follows aging gay men, drag queens and trans women

Thomas Wallner talks to Daily Xtra about his latest film, Before the Last Curtain Falls. The film documents the lives of six aging crossdressing and transgender performers.

In the above video, Emmy and Gemini Award–winning director Thomas Wallner talks about his latest film, Before the Last Curtain Falls, which will make its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival on Monday, April 28 (with encore screenings throughout the week). The film follows six aging gay men, drag queens and trans women who are touring Europe in a dance performance called Gardenia.

The film laments the loss of youth but doesn’t leave viewers feeling lost. Rather, it raises questions: What is love? What is life well-lived? And what is gay? Sit back and ponder while watching a beautifully shot film.

Before the Last Curtain Falls is just one of the exciting LGBT films at Hot Docs this year.