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Centrepiece Gala: Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Centerpiece VIP Gala
5:30 PM | Brasserie Kensington
Fairy Tales invites our sponsors, community partners and full festival passholders for a special VIP Gala at Brasserie Kensington!
Food inspired by local ingredients, drinks that will make you feel fancy, and the support and love of a community of people committed to diversity and inclusion. Come celebrate with us and let us say thanks for everything you do! After the event, we invite you to join us for the Queer People of Colour Shorts Package and Panel Discussion as part of our Social Justice night!
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Queer People of Colour Short Film Package
6:30 PM | The Plaza Theatre | PG | 104 min
Followed by a community panel in the Plaza Theatre
Join us for a fantastic selection of film representing the unique experiences of Queer People of Colour form across the world and right here at home.
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Places of Fear and Hatred
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDRE NAKAHARA I 27 Min
Five characters reveal their traumatic experiences of going through discrimination because of their sexual orientations.
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DIRECTED BY THIRZA CUTHLAND I 5 min
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Clan
DIRECTED BY LARISSA BEHRENDT I 7 min
James Saunders was rejected by his mother and then his father’s family but rebuilt a life for himself when he joined The Convicts Rugby Club. This short film tells his story in his own words. Sometimes when life is at it’s darkest, a new clan can help you see the light.
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The Same Difference
DIRECTED BY NNEKA ONUORAH I 78 min
Lesbians discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles and performative expectations.
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PANEL DISCUSSION:
VOICES, Calgary’s Coalition of People of Colour,
Nneka Onuorah, Director of The Same Difference Nneka Onourah,
and Calgary Arts Development

VOICES – Calgary’s Coalition of People of Colour
This coalition of People of Colour brings together people who are Trans, Cis, Queer, and Straight to advocate for racialized and marginalized communities in Calgary. For more about the great work this group does, head on over to their page:
(https://www.facebook.com/pg/yycvoice)

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Out Run
9 PM| The Plaza Theatre | PG
DIRECTED BY S. LEO CHIANG AND JOHNNY SYMONS
2016 I USA I 75 min I PG I 9PM
The Philippines, a predominant Christian nation. In a fast changing and evolving world, this country still upholds its traditions and conservative behavior as of this date. In the Philippines, the lgbtq community is pretty open and is active in the society. However, no laws are in place to protect the rights of the members of the community. This is a documentary about three individuals who sought to start getting the lgbtq involved in the law making process of the country. Their aim is to represent the community in congress and lobby to get laws passed to protect the members. They all belong to an lgbtq party list who is on its last chance in trying to win seats in congress after failing in their previous bids.
Will they get the support from the members of the community and will luck finally go in their favor as they try for their last chance?
In a country where politics is dirty and representation in congress is done by popular vote, will the lgbtq community finally gets its representation? Let’s enjoy and watch as we follow their quest for recognition and representation for the community.
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Don’t forget to head over to the Naked Leaf for our Programmers’ Corner series after Out Run. Drink tea whilst debriefing about the great film you’ve just watched!

Details

Date:
May 24, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/613906572132879