Toronto Pride kicks off in a couple days, which means now would be an excellent time to start carbo-loading. Or are you supposed to stop eating solid food? Pride preparations confuse me. (Do Pop-Tarts count as solid food? Because if they do . . . shit. Shit and fuck.)
Anyway, for the second year in a row, the Canadian Media Guild is sponsoring the Toronto Pride LGBT Short Film Festival, a six-day event playing at the Graham Spry Theatre, at 250 Front St W. Admission is free, and the lineup features 12 films, ranging from documentary to comedy to drama.
- Kiss, by Mark Pariselli – 4 minutes / experimental / 2012
- I’m Yours, by Chase Joynt – 5 minutes / documentary / 2013
- Her with Me, by Alyssa Pankiw – 13 minutes / drama / 2013
- Let’s Get Soaking Wet, by Steven Bereznai – 7 minutes / comedy / 2011
- Flyers, by Laura Terruso – 3 minutes / drama-comedy / 2011
- Dawn, by Leon Le – 10 minutes / drama / 2012
- Where Are the Dolls, by Cassandra Nicolaou – 8 minutes / drama-experimental / 2012
- The Closest Thing to Heaven, by Ryan Levey – 9 minutes / documentary / 2013
- APTN Presents: Two Spirited Parts 1 and 2, by Kathleen Maartens – 21 minutes / news documentary / 2012
- Shawn, by Mark Zanin – 4 minutes / comedy / 2013
- For Dorian, by Rodrigo Barriuso – 16 minutes / drama / 2012
- I’m in the Mood for Love, by Jason Karman – 6 minutes / drama / 2011
The film festival runs on a continuous loop Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28 from 9am to 9pm. An extra show runs Saturday from noon to 5pm. If you're looking for a nice quiet date night or you want to take in some free queer cinema, give it a try.
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