From August 13 to 23, you can satisfy your cravings with spicy films and sizzling parties at the 21st Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
Here’s a sampler of the films to check out:
Ferron: girl on a road is a documentary following Ferron, an inspirational voice to music lovers and musicians, including Jane Siberry, The Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco and Le Tigre. Ferron was 15 when she hit the road alone with little more than a Leonard Cohen LP, a change of clothes and a guitar. Nearing her 60s, Ferron brings her band back together on BC´s Saturna Island to rehearse. Intimate interviews reveal her painful childhood, her Aboriginal ancestry, the ups and downs of the music industry and making peace with herself. Director Gerry Rogers and Ferron will be in attendance.
Screening on August 16 at 9:30pm
Fruit Fly, winner of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival Audience Award. The Director, HP Mendoza, will be in attendance. The musical follows a Filipino-American artist on a quest to find two things: her cultural roots and a low-cost theatre space to stage her new one-woman show. Where else would she look but San Francisco’s infamous bohemian Castro neighbourhood? She is embraced by Windham, who sees her true potential as a fag hag and is quickly initiated into her new roommates’ 24/7 party and queer arts scene.
Screening on August 22 at 7pm.
Tickets and more information available at queerfilmfestival.ca