[Filmfestivalresearch] Stonewall 50: Toronto Queer Film Festival & Symposium, November 7-10, 2019

Jonathan Petrychyn jpetrychyn at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 17:44:01 CEST 2019

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*Stonewall 50: Toronto Queer Film Festival & Symposium*
November 7-10, 2019
Jackman Hall and OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario

*Registration for the symposium is required
Sliding scale general admission full symposium pass: $40-$60
Full-time permanent faculty/donors/supporters full symposium pass: $200
Day passes: $10-$20
*No one turned away for lack of funds*

This year the Toronto Queer Film Festival commemorates 50 years of impolite
and uncompromising queer defiance with its theme Stonewall 50.

While the Stonewall Uprising is often characterized as the “birth” of a
western LGBT civil rights movement, we remember Stonewall as a site of
queer and trans rebellion against a long history of state violence and
neglect that continues to this day.

Highlighting connections between the past, present, and future of queer
revolution and resistance, the 2019 Toronto Queer Film Festival showcases
cutting-edge queer short and feature films. In addition to the festival,
TQFF is hosting a Stonewall 50 symposium, a unique gathering of artists,
critics, scholars, and performers from across Canada and around the globe
to discuss the future of queer and trans media arts activism. Full schedule
for the symposium is copied below.

*Accessibility*All TQFF events are “pay what you can” and are wheelchair
accessible. All screenings will be closed-captioned and/or ASL-interpreted.
Both of our locations will have a prearranged waiting area with seating for
audience members who need it prior to the doors opening for every event.
Both venues have gender neutral washrooms.

TQFF also wishes to thank our symposium partners for their support this
year: York University Sexuality Studies Program, University of Toronto
Centre for Comparative Literature, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual
Diversity Studies, and the Film Studies Association of Canada

Friday, November 8, 2019

Session 1 (2pm-4pm) Migration & Diaspora

Jaya Jacobo, A Transfeminist Critique of Gender in the Global South: Two
Cinematic Instances from the Philippines

Yara El Safi, Steps into Fire

Gregorio Pablo Rodríguez-Arbolay Jr., Homonationalism & Queer of Colour
Cultural Representation in Post-Referendum Québec

Session 2 (4pm-6pm) Keynote: Samra Habib, We Have Always Been Here

Moderated by Laila Malik

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Session 3 (11am-1pm) Being Other Elsewhere

Daniel Zacariotti and Anelise Molina, Bixa Travesty - struggle and
celebration of the woman's cock

Abdullah Qureshi, Traversing Darkrooms: The Lure Of The Glory Hole

Balca Arda, A Match Boy in Toronto

Lunch (1pm-2pm)

Session 4 (2pm-4pm) Don’t Believe the ‘69 Hype!

Ryan Conrad, Andil Gosine, Tom Hooper, and Emma McKenna

Session 5 (4pm-6pm) Reaching Toward the Horizon: The Futures of Queer Cinema

Elegance Bratton, Jesse Rovenelli, and Michelle Mohabeer

Moderated by Maude Matton

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Session 6 (11am-1pm) Digital Memories

Stefanie Duguay, Parties no one will raid: Homonormative LGBTQ social
organizing in the gig economy

Mx. Dietrich Squinkifer (AKA Squinky), How Making Videogames Turned Me Into
a Depressed Gay Communist

Ali Adenwala, Fragments of a Shattered Urn: Queering the Map, Collective
Memory, and the Globalization of the Stonewall Myth

Lunch (1pm-2pm)

Session 7 (2pm-4pm) Fuck the Police

Jordana Greenblatt, Hey, Pig

Ronald Cummings, Montreal 1969: Black and Queer Archives Revisited

Cheryl Thompson, From BLMTO to Marci Ien: The Misrepresention of Police
Violence Against Black Women

Session 8 (4pm-6pm) Closing Keynote: Art & Activism at the End of the World

In conversation with Natalie Kouri-Towe and Natalie Loveless

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