Image+Nation: Montreal’s LGBT Film Festival

Posted on September 25th, 2009 by .

Recently I was surfing the World Wide Web when I stumbled across an article on that listed the 50 Best Gay Movies. In the post, they pose the question, “Why aren’t there more good gay movies?”

It’s true. There is a ton of cinematic queer crap out there.

But thankfully the folks at Image+Nation screen through the mediocre to present the best of LGBT film every autumn in Montreal.

Watch the sexy trailer of the gay film I am most excited to see…

Image+Nation, pronounced “imagination” (but with a sultry French accent), has been offering Montreal the best of queer cinema for the past two decades. This year’s festival runs October 22 – 31, and will feature over 100 gay and lesbian films (long and short) to nourish the creative queer mind.

Here’s a teaser of 4 films that will be screening at Image+Nation:

(Click on titles to obtain more information and to watch trailers.)

Hollywood, je t’aime (Jason Bushman, USA) – After a spat with his boyfriend, Jerome escapes a wintery Paris in search of his California dreams, finding romance and friendship with an eclectic crowd that calls Hollywood home.

I Can’t Think Straight (Shamim Sarif, Britain) – From the director of The World Unseen comes “just another British, Indian, Muslim, Arab, Christian, lesbian Romantic Comedy.”

Give Me Your Hand (Pascal-Alex Vincent, France) – Exploring the conflict and camaraderie between twin brothers, this debut feature is an elliptical, sexy and beautifully shot film.

Drool (Nancy Kissam, USA) – As the director describes it, “Drool is like Thelma & Louise with two kids in the backseat and a dead body in the trunk.”

The Details

Image+Nation LGBT Film Festival
October 22 – 31, 2009
Image+Nation Facebook group.

And finally, check out the trailer for “Hollywood, Je T’aime”…

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