IMAGE+NATION 26: Montreal International LGBT Film Festival

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by .

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Image+Nation is raising the curtain on their 26th edition, making it the longest running LGBT film festival in Canada. From November 28 to December 3, Image+Nation will screen the best queer cinema at venues around Montreal. Organizers have focused their curation of films this year around the global fight for LGBT rights…

Image+Nation will open November 28 at Cinéma Imperial with a screening of In the Name Of, a Polish film directed by Malgoska Szumowska. The film is about a pastor that works at a reformatory centre for troubled boys, and his struggle to come to terms with himself and his sexuality. The film won the Teddy Award for best LGBT narrative film at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Image+Nation will close on December 8 at Cinéma Imperial with a screening of C.O.G. directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. C.O.G. is the first film adaptation of a David Sedaris essay. It stars Jonathan Groff (of Glee fame) as a pretentious Yale graduate who travels across America in order to discover more about himself through the people he meets while on the road.

Generation Q: The Generation Q series is a mix of feature and short works that explore what it means to be young and queer in the 21st century. Some of the films featuring in Generation Q include; Je suis lesbienne, a film by Tina Fichter that examines 22 Montreal lesbians;  I am Gay and Muslim, a Dutch film by Chris Belloni about reconciling faith and sexuality; Submerge, an Australian film by Sophie O’Connor; and Tell No One (Not a Word) by Ivan Silvestrini, a fun Italian coming-out and coming-of-age tale. Full list of Generation Q films.

Vanguard Series: The vanguard series honours the artists, activists, thinkers and filmmakers that have helped define queer culture. Films that peek into our potential future (Future My Love by Maja Borg,) or films that honour legends like Nicholas Wrathall’s Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia. For a full list of of film screening in the Vanguard Series visit the Image+Nation Website.

Tickets & Venues: For film buffs, a multi-film pass, available for $110, grants you entry to 10 films. Individual ticket prices are $12 for general and $9.50 for students and seniors. This year Image+Nation is taking place all over Montreal. While the opening and closing films are taking place at Cinéma Imperial; the NFB, Cinematheque Quebecois, Cinema Beaubien, and Laika will all be screening films.

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Image+Nation 26, November 28 to December 3, 2013

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