What’s Reeling Out This December 2022

Don we now our gay apparel Fa La La La La.. yadda yadda yadda.  We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday season. Here at the Reelout North Pole, our elves are busy making lots of magical gifts for you throughout the month of December, but you won’t be able to enjoy them until our 24th annual Reelout Queer Film Festival (January 26th-February 5th, 2023).  In the meantime, we have four wonderful, inspirational queer films selected by members of our local community that will screen every Thursday this month at 7pm.  Admission is always Free but donations are welcomed!

December 1st World AIDS Day 7pm 844A Princess Street

“You’re the Inspiration” Queer Movie Socials

An Early Frost d. John Erman/USA/1985/95min  Selected by Brad Dies

Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He’s forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he’s a successful lawyer) and family. He, and the people around him, must face up to the inevitability of his death and the disease that’s killing him. “An Early Frost” was many people’s first look at an AIDS victim as a human being instead of a statistic.



December 8th 7pm 844A Princess Street

“You’re the Inspiration” Queer Movie Socials

C.R.A.Z.Y d. Jean-Marc Vallée/Canada/2005/129min Selected by Gilles Charette

A young French Canadian, one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging identity with his father’s values.




December 15th 7pm 844A Princess Street

“You’re the Inspiration” Queer Movie Socials

Bound d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski/USA/1996/109min Selected by Joanne McAlpine

Intense, erotic crime thriller with Gina Gershon as an ex-con who, after having a sexual liaison with neighbor Jennifer Tilly, joins forces with her to dupe gangster boyfriend Joe Pantoliano out of $2 million of laundered loot. they formulate a plan to rob millions of dollars of stashed mob cash, blaming gangster Caesar for it.



December 22nd 7pm 844A Princess Street

“You’re the Inspiration” Queer Movie Socials

Make the Yuletide Gay d. Rob Williams/USA/2009/89min  Selected by Andres Caravantes aka Mimi Osa

Olaf “Gunn” Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does?



December 29th 7pm 844A Princess Street

“You’re the Inspiration” Queer Movie Socials

The Boys in the Band d. William Friedkin/USA/1970/118min Selected by Bob Giarda

It’s Harold’s birthday, and his closest friends throw him a party at Michael’s apartment. Among Harold’s presents is “Cowboy”, since Harold may have trouble finding a cute young man on his own now that he’s getting older. As the party progresses the self-deprecating humor of the group takes a nasty turn as the men become drunker. Climaxed by a cruel telephone “game” where each man must call someone and tell him (or her?) of his love for them.