In this issue: ▪ Inside Out 25th Anniversary Retrospective Series: THE HANGING GARDEN▪ Ottawa Screening: Francois Ozon's THE NEW GIRLFRIEND▪ Suppor

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Member Only Box Office: May 5 & 6 | Public Box Office: May 7


Inside Out 25th Anniversary Retrospective Series: THE HANGING GARDEN

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Wednesday, May 6 | 7:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto)

The Hanging Garden
Thom Fitzgerald | Canada/United Kingdom | 1997 | 91:00

Special Intro and Q+A with Thom Fitzgerald

After ten years of being estranged from his family, Sweet William returns home to Nova Scotia for his sister's wedding. The past lingers as his sister’s new husband, Fletcher, flirts shamelessly with William, bringing back memories of the painful relationship they once shared. When his mother disappears, William must confront the haunting visions of his past and the unfinished business he left behind.

Winner of three 1997 Genie Awards
Winner, 1997 TIFF People’s Choice Award
Winner, 1997 Atlantic Film Festival Audience Award – Best Film


Funding for Retro Series provided by:

Through the Pride and Remembrance Run, the Foundation provides financial support for projects of registered charities that benefit the LGBTQ community.

Funding for 25th Anniversary programming provided by:

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Ottawa Screening: Francois Ozon's THE NEW GIRLFRIEND

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Thursday, May 7 | 6:45pm
ByTowne Cinema (Ottawa)

The New GIrlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)
François Ozon | France | 2014 | 107:00

The latest film from French auteur Ozon is a layered meditation on friendship, loss, desire and identity that skilfully shifts between psychological drama and playful farce.

Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) is grieving the recent loss of her lifelong best friend, who has left behind a husband, David (Romain Duris), and a newborn baby. Battling through a fog of depression and a lack of responsiveness from her own husband, she feels an obligation to support David and help take care of his child.

When Claire unexpectedly drops by at David’s suburban home she makes a startling discovery about the form his grief has taken. At first shocked and resistant, then progressively seduced, she ultimately finds an outlet for her own crippling anguish and repressed desires in David’s new and carefree expression.

French with English subtitles

Tickets - available at ByTowne Cinema
$12 Public / $8 ByTowne Members

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Inside Out is proud to be a beneficiary of funds raised through the 2015 Pride and Remembrance Run. Funds received will help support our youth and community engagement initiatives in 2015 and 2016 including our revamped film workshop program for youth New Visions, establishing our Inside Out screening Room and Archive and partnering with community organizations outside the downtown core to present LGBT film programming in under-served neighbourhoods.

Thanks for reading and thank you for your support.


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Seeking: Festival Volunteers, Photographers, Videographer


Inside Out is now seeking Homestay Hosts and Festival Drivers

Friends, Torontonians, film-lovers... lend us your homes, lend us your time!

Next month, Toronto will be invaded by filmmakers from all corners of the planet and they will be in need of shelter. If you have an extra bed that you could make available to an out-of-town guest, please let us know! Any availability is good - one night, two nights, or even the entire run of the festival. Our Homestay Program is a very special part of our festival hospitality and it's a great way to meet the artists and be involved with the Festival.

As well, volunteers with a car that would be willing to make trips to the airport are needed to help welcome our guests to Toronto as a part of our Festival Drivers Program. All volunteers will be rewarded with undying gratitude and tickets to screenings at this year’s festival (as well as gas/parking money for drivers).

If you are able to host a festival guest at your home and/or offer driving time, please get in touch with our Guest Relations Coordinator, Kat Hidalgo at 416-977-6847 ex. 26, or via email at

The 25th Annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival runs from May 21 to May 31, 2015.

Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions for NEW volunteers to our Festival are coming up:
Monday, May 4 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Thursday, May 14 (6:30pm-8:30pm).

Please contact Steen Starr at to register!

27 and Under? Become a Youth Reporter!

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1. 2015 Insider Pass, providing access to Festival events, parties and screenings
2. Two tickets to the Closing Night Gala

Application Deadline: May 6, 2015


Co-Presentation: YOU MUST BE JOKING

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Jake Wilson | USA | 2014 | 92:00


Twenty-something New Yorker Barb Schwartz (Sas Goldberg) somehow ended up in a life that kinda... sucks. She has a paralegal job she hates and an overbearing family who never lets her forget she's still single. When she is reunited with her childhood BFF openly gay, ballet dancer Billy (Jake Wilson), she is inspired to turn her life around by revisiting her first love: comedy.

Screenings on May 6 and 7 as part of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

For a chance to win one of 4 pairs of tickets to the May 7th screening, please email

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