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CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Announces 2015 Queer Caribbean Program

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Announces 2015 Queer Caribbean Program

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), for the fourth consecutive year, is proud to present QUEER CARIBBEAN, an exploration of contemporary Queer Caribbean experience. 

A total of seven films (three features and four shorts) in this years 10-day festival, will throw a spotlight on issues of sexuality and gender from a Caribbean perspective. 

This year’s QUEER CARIBBEAN is co-presented by MasQUEERade, Toronto’s premier Caribbean and diaspora LGBTQQIA+ community organisation.

CaribbeanTales continues to have its finger on the pulse of a dynamic movement of evolving film expression across the region and its Diaspora,” says founder and filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon.  “In just ten years, a very short period of time, our film stories have matured to become stunningly assured, explosive, transgressive, probing, beautiful and urgent. And this is what we see represented on screen in this year’s selections.”

The QUEER CARIBBEAN films include: feature “Pelo Malo,” a provocative Venezuelan film about a young boy’s search for beauty, short film “You. Me. Bathroom. S*x. Now.”, and the Canadian Premier of the extraordinary and moving documentary about the Peurto Rican trans community, “Mala Mala.”

Jamea Zuberi, founder of MasQUEERade, says “It’s great to have the opportunity to use film as a medium to educate and celebrate Caribbean arts, culture and experiences to the MasQUEERade community and beyond.”

CTFF 2015 kicks off its 10th Anniversary with a Gala Caribbean Reception and Screening on Wednesday September 9th, at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street in Toronto. 

Festival screenings will continue at The Royal Cinema, Sunday – Friday, September 13 – 18 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. daily.  On Closing Night, Saturday September 19, there will be three screenings at 3:50 p.m.6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. 

For the program’s full lineup, as well as ticket information, visit: http://www.caribbeantales.ca/CTFF/schedule-2-2/.

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