Film buffs in Vancouver are already gearing up for the big Vancouver International Film Festival in late September, which showcases hundreds of films from more than 80 countries. For those who need their cinema fix a little earlier, however, there is another option.
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs from Aug. 14-Aug. 24, screening the very best in independent queer cinema: 80 films from 11 countries over 11 days at the city’s top theatres. More than 14,000 people attend every year, making it the second largest film festival in the city.
For powerful filmmaking, original characters and independent points of view, movie lovers need look no further. Here are five picks from the festival:
Drunktown’s Finest: Produced by Robert Redford, this spellbinding film profiles the lives of three Navajo people living on an American reservation. One of the three people is transgender, adding additional challenges to an already hardscrabble life. The film’s director and former Navajo resident Sydney Freeland will be on hand for the screening. Sunday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas Continue reading:
80 films, 11 countries, 11 days: Vancouver’s Biggest Summer Film Fest is Back