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Queer Heart Explores Cinema
Experiencing ourselves within a mirror of community can create transformation

Radical Community In the Heart of Toronto


 


Sunday

Queer Heart

Explores Cinema

Sharing YOUR Most Authentic Self
Creating Community

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

a HEART Centered Experience

Explore Queer Cinema

  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 22
  • December 6

Register with:

  • 1 Time Attend Talking Circle + Potluck + Movie
  • 1 Time Attending Movie


Checkout what is coming up.

  • September 13

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

2017 - United States - Documentary

  • September 27

The Naked Civil Servant

1975 - Great Britain -Biography

  • October 11

I AM Divine

2013 - United States - Biography

  • October 25

Perfect Obedience

2014 - Mexico - Drama

  • November 8

August

2011 - United States - Drama

  • November 22

End of the Century

2019 - Argentina - Drama

  • December 6

Nverland

2019 - Germany - Drama


    Watch the Trailers

    for Movies we have seen
    Queer Heart Cinema Trailers


      

    Queer Heart - Explore Cinema

    • Connect, express, explore and discover what can happen when men come together to communicate peacefully.
    • Sit back and enjoy
    • Sometimes pleasure - Sometimes sadness
    • View the reflection of Queer through the eyes of cinematographers, movie makers, producers, directors actors and screen writers
    • An OPEN, SAFE and Accepting Environment
    • Be curious and willing

    Join in the joy and  simple pleasure of gathering together to watch a movie.
    We begin to gather at 5:30
    Watching the movie by 5:40
    Share in a discussion after the movie is complete.
    There is no fee for this event.
    If possible a contribution to the space of $10.00 is hugely appreciated.

    Bring a snack and whatever you might like to drink. 
    Non alcoholic beverages only, please and thanks.


    We all have a great time and this is a lovely space to get to know and make friends with others who enjoy movies, queer culture and gathering together in a happy, non-judgemental space.


    Queer Heart Explores Cinema


    This is an experiment in community building and queer diversity.


    Queer Heart
    Explorations in Cinema

    Friday Early Evenings
    5:30 to 7:30

    Checkout what is coming up.

    • September 13

    Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

    2017 - United States - Documentary

    Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is a 2017 American documentary film about the life of Scotty Bowers, who acted as an unpaid pimp in Hollywood from the 1940s to 80s. Based on Bowers's book Full Service.


    Directed by Matt Tyrnauer
    Produced by
    • Matt Tyrnauer
    • Corey Reeser
    • Josh Braun
    Based on Full Service
    by Scotty Bowers
    Starring Scotty Bowers
    Music by Jane Antonia Cornish
    Cinematography Chris J. Dapkins
    Edited by
    • Bob Eisenhardt
    • Daniel Morfesis

    Production
    company

    • Altimeter Films
    • Wavelength Productions
    • Huntsman Films
    • Water’s End Productions
    Distributed by Greenwich Entertainment

    Release date

    • September 9, 2017 (TIFF)
    • July 27, 2018 (United States)

    Running time

    97 minutes
    Country United States
    Language English


    • September 27

    The Naked Civil Servant

    1975 - Great Britain -Biography

    Quentin Crisp (John Hurt) makes the bold choice of exhibiting his homosexuality in the highly conservative environment of England in the 1930s and 1940s. What's more, he adopts a self-consciously flamboyant and theatrical persona destined to attract negative attention, although he navigates the streets of London with caution as he comes of age against a backdrop of homophobia. But when he is confronted with criminal charges, he must decide how willing he is to defend his lifestyle.


    Directed by Jack Gold
    Screenplay by Philip Mackie
    Based on The Naked Civil Servant
    Starring John Hurt
    Patricia Hodge
    John Rhys-Davies

    Release date

    1975

    Running time

    77 minutes
    Country United Kingdom
    Language English


    • October 11

    I AM Divine

    2013 - United States - Biography

    This wild and outrageous documentary profiles the life of Harris Glenn Milstead,a.k.a. Divine, filmmaker John Waters' cinematic muse, international drag icon, and infamous cult superstar


    Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz
    Produced by Jeffrey Schwarz
    Jon Glover
    Lance Robertson
    Lotti Pharriss Knowles
    Starring

    John Waters

    Mink Stole

    Tab Hunter

    Ricki Lake

    and MORE

    Music by Michael Cudahy
    Cinematography John Chater
    John Davis
    Dan DeJesus
    David A. Ford
    Marsha Kham
    Cameron MacDonald
    James Mulryan
    Elle Schneider
    Steven Wacks
    Clay Westervelt
    Edited by Phillip J. Bartell

    Production
    company

    Automat Pictures

    Distributed by Wolfe Video

    Release date

    • March 9, 2013

    Running time

    90 minutes
    Country United States


    • October 25

    Perfect Obedience

    2014 - Mexico - Drama

    Julian, a young seminarian, is sent to live with Los Cruzados de Cristo, where he will have to follow a hard spiritual journey to achieve "the perfect obedience".

    Directed by Luis Urquiza Mondragón
    Screenplay by

    Ernesto Alcocer

    Luis Urquiza
    Based on "A Lurid Tale"
    Starring

    Sebastian Aguirre

    Juan Manuel Bernal

    Juan Ignacio Aranda

    Release date

    2014

    Running time

    99 minutes
    Country Mexico
    Language Spanish

    • November 8
      August

      2011 - United States - Drama

      August is an LGBT American drama film, released in 2011. The full length directorial debut of Eldar Rapaport, the film stars Murray Bartlett as Troy, a man returning to Los Angeles five years after abandoning his long-term relationship with Jonathan (Daniel Dugan) to move to Spain

      Directed by Eldar Rapaport
      Written by Eldar Rapaport
      Starring Murray Bartlett
      Daniel Dugan
      Adrian Gonzales

      Release date

      • June 9, 2011

      Running time

      99 minutes
      Country United States
      Language English & Spanish


      • November 22

      End of the Century

      2019 - Argentina - Drama

      An Argentinian man from New York and a Spanish man from Berlin hook up by chance while in Barcelona. What seems like a one-night encounter between two strangers (played by Juan Barberini and Ramón Pujol) becomes an epic, decades-spanning relationship, which Lucio Castro depicts in a nonlinear fashion, and in which time and space refuse to play by the rules. Castro’s inventive and enigmatic debut feature is consistently surprising, turning a love story into a cosmic voyage with no clear beginning or end


      Directed by Lucio Castro
      Produced by Joanne Lee
      Written by Lucio Castro
      Starring Juan Barberini
      Ramon Pujol
      Mía Maestro
      Music by Robert Lombardo
      Cinematography Bernat Mestres
      Edited by Lucio Castro

      Production
      company

      Alsina 427
      JWProductions

      Release date

      March 30, 2019 

        Running time

        84 minutes
        Country Argentina
        Language Spanish


        • December 6

        Nverland

        2019 - Germany - Drama

        In this dark, sexy, psychological coming-of-age drama, 17-year-old Jakob struggles with crippling anxiety and takes refuge in the Internet. While on a cam-chat site, he meets 26-year-old artist Kristjan. Caught between reality and fantasy, youth and adulthood, Jakob’s blurry process of sexual awakening is a psychedelic trip of hot, strange hallucinatory sequences of desire and madness that will bring you to the edge of your seat.

        With vivid imagery and atmospherically dense scenes, director Gregor Schmidinger shows the process of sexual awakening and self-discovery as an existential journey in which the borders between reality and fantasy become increasingly blurred. Along with Simon Früwirth as Jakob in his debut acting role, the cast also includes the Austrian star stand-up comedian and actor Josef Hader as Jakob’s stoic father. A well-founded depth psychological coming-of-age film about the courage it takes to be oneself and the often daunting fear blocking the way


        Directed by Gregor Schmidinger
        Produced by Ulrich Gehmacher
        Written by Gregor Schmidinger
        Starring

        Paul Forman

        Simon Frühwirth

        Josef Hader

        Cinematography Jo Molitoris
        Edited by

        Production
        company


        Release date

        2019

          Running time

          88 minutes
          Country Germany
          Language German



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