I+N34 OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, November 18 @ 7 PM
Cinéma du Musée
1379-A Sherbrooke West, Montreal H3G 1K3
WILDHOOD by Bretten Hannam (Canada, 2021, 103 min)
The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with:
Wildhood producer Gharrett Paon & stars Joshua Odjick, Philip Lewitski
A fiery getaway from an abusive home sends a Two-Spirit Mi’kmaw teen and his younger half-brother onto the open road and into the Eastern Canadian woods with the help of the charismatic Pasmay, a generous and resourceful companion. Nature as their bedroom. One another as a burgeoning chosen family.
image+nation, Canada’s first LGBT2SQ+ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories, goes hybrid across Quebec for its 34th edition from November 18th to 28th with a roster of in-cinema and virtual screenings to offer loyal and new audiences a taste of the best and brightest queer cinema of the year.
Proudly welcoming Canada Media Fund as its Festival Presenting Partner this year, image+nation returns to Montreal cinemas for numerous in-person screenings of its most exciting films over the 11 days of the fest as well as taking over the PHI Centre for its signature Queerment Québec evening AND (it gets better!) image+nation34 offers complete film programming virtually on the image+nation platform, including a post-festival encore week of jury and audience award winners.
Including over 40 narrative and documentary feature films and 11 compelling shorts programs both in-cinema and online, image+nation34 yet again offers something for everyone and every cinematic taste through a series of themed focuses: Made au Canada highlighting our best national cinema; First Voices, compelling, creative and courageous queer cinema from lesser heard-of countries such as Kosovo, Georgia, Estonia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey; A Question of Gender, features, docs and shorts teasing out the nuances of identity and gender; R/evolution: the Vanguard, a documentary series running the gamut from (until now) forgotten queer women of rock, the rise and flourish of the rebel dyke movement in the U.K., explorations of early drag culture in NYC in the 50s, queer lives and living in Fascist Italy and the untold story of one of Microsoft’s founders who, as a gay man in the early 90s, dedicated much of his philanthropic energy to infuse the AIDS awareness campaigns and fundraising campaigns. Rounding it all out are spotlights on Italian queer cinema in Focus Italy, and Focus France, which continues one of the festival’s key initiatives, to promote and encourage francophone queer voices on a world stage.
|QUEER STORIES AND STORYTELLERS: MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER|
Once again this year, I+N34 continues its commitment to accessibility by making its programming available to virtual audiences across Quebec. On-demand viewing, and simple navigation mean you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home in order to enjoy the latest works by your favourite queer storytellers.