Did you know that in addition to our pretty cool film festival, Kingston is also home to the largest film festival dedicated to all-Canadian programing? Yes the Kingston Canadian Film Festival is a real treat for movie lovers and ReelOut is proud to be a community sponsor for the film SOFT. A wildly kinetic and uncommonly compelling portrait of three young people’s search for love and belonging, this debut feature by Toronto’s Joseph Amenta is never lacking in boldness or energy. It tells the story of three queer adolescents — Julian (Matteus Lunot), Otis (Harlow Joy) and Tony (Zion Matheson) – who are eager to leave behind their troubled lives in the suburbs and find a place in the world. Short of that, they’d be happy just to successfully sneak into the downtown gay club that serves as the symbol of their liberation. But when a reckless act brings unforeseen complications, the trio need to find a way to live with the lives and connections they already have while staying true to themselves. All that adds up to one of the year’s most exciting first features and a confident display of Amenta’s talents. Friday, March 3 7pm The Screening Room or Sunday, March 5 at 4pm with the filmmaker in attendance. Get tickets HERE.
Our “You’re the Inspiration: Queer Movie Socials” resumes this month every Thursday at 6:30pm. All screenings are at Trellis/Reelout Lending Library at 844A Princess Street.
March 2nd THE CRYING GAME selected by Chris Bachand Lauko
March 9th BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN selected by Keith Bilow, Brad Dies, Mark Richards
March 16th SATURDAY CHURCH selected by Aara McCauley
March 23rd FIRE SONG selected by Kamryn Marsh
March 30th THE HANGING GARDEN selected by Karen Burkett