In this issue: ▪ Jenna's Festival Picks▪ Get 'Em Before They're Gone: Bestsellers▪ Look Who's Coming to Town: Festival Guests▪ It's Not Too Late:

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Jenna's Festival Picks


Jenna Dufton, Programming Coordinator

1140 darknessbyday

Darkness by Day
(Friday May 22, 9:45pm)

In Darkness by Day, Virginia finds herself eerily drawn to her cousin Julia who requires her care after coming down with a mysterious illness. Dark and brooding, this film is a great addition to queer lady horror. No exploitation or internal homophobia to be found.

1140 gameface

Game Face
(Saturday May 23, 4:30pm)

If you aren't already bowing down to MMA fighter and trans activist, Fallon Fox, you will be after you see this. Game Face follows Fox, and college basketball player Terrence Clemens, as they search for their place as out LGBTQ athletes in America.

1140 bloodandwater

Blood & Water / Lesbian Shorts: She Loves Me Not
(Tuesday May 26, 8pm)

Blood and Water tells the story of Flo, a carefree student who has always lived for the moment, especially when it comes to women, but has her world turned on its head when she falls for one of her professors. One part of a great program this is probably the sexiest film about rejection you will see this year and, as a bonus, falls under one of my favourite categories: hot for teacher.

1140 theaminaprofile

The Amina Profile
(Wednesday May 27, 5:30pm)

Part love story part brilliant psychological thriller The Amina Profile introduces us to Montrealer, Sandra Bagaria, and Syrian-American revolutionary, Amina Arraf. We follow them from the early days of their online romance to the end of their relationship, by way of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax.

1140 inthehollow

In the Hollow / Mixed Shorts: Life Though A Lens
(Saturday May 30, 12:30pm)

A perfectly executed mix of documentary and narrative In the Hollow tells the true story of the murder of Rebecca Wight and shooting of her girlfriend Claudia Brenner on the Appalachian Trail in May of 1988. If you are anything like me, you will cry. A lot. Sad but beautiful and important, this one is an absolute must-see.


Get 'Em Before They're Gone: Bestsellers

1140 inthegrayscale

IN THE GRAYSCALE (Sunday May 24, 9:30pm)

1140 eisenstein

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (Saturday May 23, 7:15pm)

1140 thosepeople

THOSE PEOPLE (Friday May 22, 7pm)

1140 dontacceptdreamsfromstrangers


1140 nastybaby

NASTY BABY (Saturday May 23, 10pm)


Because not everyone shows up for every screening, a number of rush tickets are usually available at the theatre. The remaining seats are sold to those waiting in the Rush Line (cash only), just before the screening. This line forms anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours before show time.

GRANDMA (Thursday May 21, 8pm)
FOURTH MAN OUT (Tuesday May 26, 9:30pm)


Look Who's Coming to Town: Festival Guests

Inside Out will be hosting over 100 filmmakers, actors and industry guests during the 11 days of the 2015 Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Here's a small selection of talent that will be in attendance:

BLACK IS BLUE: Cheryl Dunye (director/International Juror)

GRANDMA: Paul Weitz (director)

IN THE TURN: Crystal Labonte (subject)

LIZ IN SEPTEMBER: Eloísa Maturén (actor)

MONSTER MASH: Mark Pariselli (director)

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Mark Tewksbury (subject), Noam Gonick (director)

TRANSFIXED: Martine Stonehouse (subject)

WE CAME TO SWEAT: Kate Kunath (director)

WHAT WE HAVE: Roberta Maxwell (actor), Alex Ozerov (actor), Jean Michel Le Gal (actor), Marie-Ève Perron (actor), Damon D’Oliveira (exec producer), Sally Karam (producer), Maxime Desmons (director)


It's Not Too Late: 2015 Membership

By becoming an Inside Out Member you’ll get great benefits, expanded access and unforgettable experiences. Membership gets you discounted pricing on screenings and events plus priority access in the corresponding member lineup. Learn more and become a member.
(Note: Membership purchased after May 5 are to be picked up at TIFF Bell Lightbox box office.)

Become a member today:
Phone: 416.599.TIFF (8433) or toll free: 1.888.599.8433 - 10am to 7pm daily
In Person: TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West - 10am to 10pm daily
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