Queer

Ayse Toprak | 
France/Germany/Turkey |
 2017 | 
87 minutes

Twenty-four-year old Husein lives in exile. Along with his parents, wife, and young daughter, he was forced from his home in Syria to Istanbul, where he awaits possible asylum in Europe. But Husein’s is a double exile—estranged from his country by war, he is also estranged from his family because of who he is. 

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:15pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
Lonnie Nadler | 
Canada |
 2018 | 
87 minutes

Superhero and fantasy comics often depict women in gratuitous sexy poses, sprinkled in manic pixie dream girl fairy dust. However, the characters in Rat Queens, despite being created by two men, have agency—they are queer, diverse, and weird. Outcasts or not, they fight the good fight, beat up “the bad guys” and sometimes slay the dragon, or at least come to an understanding. Nadler’s documentary actively contends with the idea that we are all composite creations of our mistakes and our accomplishments.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
Yony Leyser | 
Germany |
 2017 | 
82 minutes

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution is a story about music, sexuality, and politics that is not afraid to ask the hard questions. Has gay culture lost its roots and vitality by trying to be like mainstream society? 

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 7:45pm