Lessons for Polygamists by b.h. Yael premieres at the Images Film Festival

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Lessons for Polygamists premieres at the Images Film Festival.
If you are planning to go it is advisable to get tickets sooner rather than later.

April 23, 7 pm, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (St George and Bloor)
Hangout after the screening: District Oven, 842 College Street (at Ossington)

Lessons for Polygamists

Employing animation and collage, Lessons for Polygamists takes place inside the diary of an adolescent girl growing up in a polygamous household. She lists the lessons she would convey to Dad, if only she could.

Lessons for Polygamists reflects the righteous voice of adolescence as the young narrator attempts to make sense of her family dynamics, and more so her Dad’s behaviour. Through animated playfulness and bits of family stories she extracts directives, lessons she would like to impart to Dad, the polygamist. While drawing on stories, photographs and documentation from her own family context, the filmmaker broadens the lessons to a much wider audience.

No Lies, a one minute short and silent version, won the “Most Original Film by a Local Female Director” award at the 2016 Toronto Urban Film Festival.

B.h. Yael is a Toronto based filmmaker, video and installation artist, whose work has shown nationally and internationally. She has been an instructor at OCAD since 1989. She also served as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Art between 1997 and 1999.


Venue & Address: 
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (St George and Bloor) Toronto, ON
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Re:Orientations...THREE DECADES LATER. A new film by Tenured Professor Richard Fung

poster for the premiere with photograph of three young men of south asian background behind a camera
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

WORLD PREMIERE / Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Saturday May 28 at 12:30pm / TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

Tickets: www.insideout.ca

Re:Orientations, 2016, 68 min

In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. Featuring 14 women and men in Toronto of South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds, Orientations was the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Re:Orientations revisits seven of the original participants as they see anew the footage of their younger selves, and reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Their interviews are deepened and contextualized by conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars and artists.

Venue & Address: 
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
http://Tickets: www.insideout.ca
Tickets: www.insideout.ca