Guide to the 13th ReelOut Queer Video + Film Festival

13th ReelOut Queer Video + Film FestivalWhere would queer pop culture be without camp sensibility? This year the 13th annual ReelOut Queer Video + Film Festival highlights ‘camp’ in queer film and video and whether its definition has changed since Susan Sontag first incapsulated camp’s nature in her 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. ReelOut also plans to celebrate by showcasing the best and brightest international queer film and video works of 2011 with special guests including Thom Fitzgerald, Mark Kenneth Woods, Alexis Mitchell, Paul Festa, Mark Pariselli, Beth Mairs, Theodore Boutet, Sonia Hong and many more. The schedule of films and festival related festivities are as follows:

Thursday, January 26
7pm: ROMEOS with “On the Male Side of the Middle”
9pm: KINK CRUSADERS with “Some Day My Prince Will Come”

Friday, January 27
7pm & 9pm: Opening Gala Selection: CLOUDBURST
10pm: RBC Opening Gala Reception at Renaissance Event Venue

Saturday, January 28
12pm: Inside Out Presents: Best of Canada Shorts Program
2pm: Wish Me Away
4pm: Prom Queens and Street Teens: This is What Queer Youth Looks Like
6pm: Queer Youth Social at Sir John’s Public House
7pm: Camp Town Ladies Sing Their Song
9pm: THE END IS QUEER SHORTS PROGRAM

Sunday, January 29
Noon: Memories to Reality: Queer Refugees in Montreal
2pm: QUEERMENT QUEBEC: New Voices
4pm: JITTERS with short “Student Body”
7pm: THE NIGHT WATCH

Monday, January 30
7pm: ORCHIDS MY INTERSEX ADVENTURES with short films “FluxX” and “Death of my Daughter”

Tuesday, January 31
7pm: CIRCUMSTANCE
9pm: EVERYTHING & EVERYONE with short film “Pride”

Wednesday, February 1
7pm: Centerpiece Gala Selection: TOMBOY
9pm: GUNHILL ROAD

Thursday, February 2
7pm: Black and Blues: Essence, Ebony & Time
9pm: JOE + BELLE with short film “Sehakia”

Friday, February 3
7pm: eCupid with the short film “Strangers”
9pm: HITS SO HARD with short film “The High Level Bridge”
11:30pm: After-party concert at The Mansion “PELT”

Saturday, Feb 4
2pm: Family Fun! Shorts for Kids of All Ages
4pm: Pitching Camp: Camp Shorts & Camp Panel
7pm: LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR with short film “Ms.Thing”
9pm: THE WISE KIDS with short film “Punchlines”
6pm: Closing Gala Selection: WEEKEND
8pm: Feelout Reelout Wrap Party at Sir John’s Public House
For more information regarding tickets, festival passes and parties, please check out ReelOut’s site.

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