Get ready, Vancouver!

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is on its way, and we’ve got a sneak peek of this year’s line up for you! Check out the three amazing movies below, and expect a stellar line up of films to head your way starting August 13th. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and make sure you’ve signed up for our newsletter to keep up to date on the latest festival news. And, if you want to be a bigger part of the festival this year, make sure to check out our volunteer opportunities. See you soon! EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO | THE CULT OF JT LEROY | IN THE TURN


EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO

Netherlands | Mexico | Finland | Belgium Director: Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway imagines the personal revolution of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated filmmakers, Sergei Eisenstein (Battleship Potemkin). In retelling Eisenstein’s experiences of trying to complete the most extravagant film ever created, another story is told: that of his love affair with his appointed guide in Mexico.


THE CULT OF JT LEROY

USA Director: Marjorie Sturm JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life stories. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three critically acclaimed books. But as his fame skyrocketed, the shocking truth emerged: JT was not what he seemed. What followed was a downfall as bewildering as it was tragic.


IN THE TURN

USA | Canada Director: Erica Tremblay Director Erica Tremblay traverses the North American roller derby movement to bear witness to those whose lives have been deeply affected by its trans-inclusive efforts. Effervescent with hope, this Jury Award-winning documentary centers around Crystal, a 10-year-old girl from Timmons, ON who is transgender, and whose school won’t allow her to play team sports. When she learns about the Vagine Regime, a queer roller derby team that accepts her, her life is transformed.