Arts & Entertainment
17 min

Chatting with the creative minds behind films playing at Inside Out

Watch our interviews for a peek at La Dany, Regretters, I Am Love, Topp Twins and Eyes Wide Open

The Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival runs May 20-30. We’ve got video interviews with some of the cast and crew of films playing at this year’s fest. Watch the clips below!

To buy tickets and for a full list of showtimes,
visit insideout.ca.

La Dany.

Royal Ontario Museum. Sunday, May 30. 12:30pm. (WORLD PREMIERE)

La Dany is an intimate portrait of Dany Casta’o Quintero, a transvestite street performer from Medellín, Colombia. For more than 20 years, Dany has entertained the crowds that gather in Bolívar Park every Sunday following evening mass. Xtra videographer Michael Pihach spoke with Jim Giles, the film’s co-director/writer/producer.

Regretters.

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. Sunday, May 23, 5:30pm.

Regretters is a controversial new gender-bending documentary by Marcus Lindeen. The film profiles two men who had sex-change operations only to realize that being a woman wasn’t the answer they were looking for. Xtra sat down with the director to talk about the film and the reaction from the trans community:

I Am Love.

Isabel Bader. Thursday, May 27. 7pm.

I Am Love tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. In the clip below, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmer Noah Cowan and actor/producer Tilda Swinton sat down in September 2009:

Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.

Royal Ontario Museum. Saturday, May 22. 7:30pm.

Topp Twins offers a look into the lives of the world’s only comedic, country singing, dancing, and yodeling lesbian twin sisters. Comedian Elvira Kurt chats with New Zealand’s Linda and Jools Topp in our clip below:

Eyes Wide Open.

Isabel Bader. Monday, May 24. 9:15pm.

Israeli director Haim Tabakman’s Eyes Wide Open explores a love affair in Jerusalem between Aaron, a butcher, and Ezri, a student who comes to work for him. Aaron is married and a member of the rigid Orthodox community. As love awakens him, he tries to fight it and escape back into scripture. But passion ignites a level of courage he’s never felt. Comedian Elvira Kurt chats with Tabakman in our clip below:

To buy tickets and for a full list of showtimes, check out insideout.ca.