This week in (gay) Vancouver: queer cinema

With the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in full swing and so much to choose from, here are three films we think you should not miss this week.

Still Not Over It: 70 Years of Queer Canadian Film

Culled from the recently launched Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project – an online research tool dedicated to queer moving image works from the 1930s to today – Still Not Over It (Aug 16) is a collection of sixteen queer Canadian documentary, experimental, performance, animation, and fiction shorts spanning seventy years of moving image art.

Still Not Over It

Still Not Over It celebrates 70 years of queer Canadian cinema

In The Turn

In The Turn (Aug 20) is one of those documentary films that will tug at your heart and make you realize that among the darkness, there really is good in the world. Isolated and bullied at school, 10-year old Crystal finds acceptance with the Vagine Regime, an international queer roller derby team.

In The Turn

10 year old Crystal finds acceptance with a queer roller derby team

Game Face

All things must come to an end and this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival wraps with Game Face (Aug 23) in which documentary filmmaker Michiel Thomas introduces us to two athletes – transgender mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox and gay college basketball player Terrence Clemens –  on their quest to finding their true selves while remaining at the top of their games.

Game Face

MMAs first transgender pro fighter Fallon Fox is one of the subjects of the documentary film Game Face

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