It’s time for the 27th edition of the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival and I’m back reviewing a selection of the films screening during this year’s event. This is always a highlight for me among the many film festivals that Toronto hosts throughout the year. It always promises to showcase some of the best offerings in LGBT cinema.
The Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival is back for its 26th edition and it’s always one of my most anticipated events of the year. As a lover of film and a member of the LGBT community myself, I look forward to seeing the newest and best of gay cinema from around the world. To help narrow down the offerings, here are my Top 5 picks that I recommend catching at this year’s event. Each of these resonated with me for a variety of reasons and are all guaranteed to be enjoyable crowd-pleasers.
Finding a community that understands you and that you can be a part of can save a young transgender person’s life. For them to know that there is a whole world waiting for them out there able to accept them for exactly who they are is empowering. This is the transformative experience 10-year-old Crystal goes through with her mother and queer roller derby league The Vagine Regime. In her documentary In The Turn, director Erica Tremblay has crafted a compelling, reaffirming film that has the potential to be a wonderful tool for education.