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New York Film Festival pays tribute to late Toronto artist Will Munro

The 23rd annual MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival will run Will Munro’s Dirty Load, a short doc on the influential Toronto artist and promoter, on a loop next month. Director Matt Thomas, associate editor of fab magazine, says the installation is intended to run continually as a “festival-long running tribute” to Munro.

The festival takes place at The MIX Factory, Theater for the New City, in NYC from Nov 9 to 14. The annual film festival promotes work that challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality and has previously included work by Munro and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce.

Will Munro Tribute Mix Festival

The festival tribute follows a posthumous exhibit at the AGO of Munro’s work and the recent announcement by the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Line of a new Spirit of Will Munro Award.

Munro died this year in May after a two-year battle with brain cancer. 

Watch Will Munro’s Dirty Load here:


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