Imagine growing up queer in an abusive home in rural Alberta. This is the story of transgender country-electropop artist Rae Spoon—a story that’s told in My Prairie Home. Cinema Politica presents the film’s premiere Toronto screening, which will be accompanied by a live performance, and a Q&A with Rae, director Chelsea McMullan, and producer Lea Marin.
Told through South American music and dance, Arrabal is the story of a young girl desperate to find out what happened to her father after the Argentine military made him disappear when she was just a baby. Her search leads her to the Tango clubs of Buenos Aires, where she discovers both the truth, and herself.
Their January show fell victim to the polar vortex, which means Steph Kaliner and Sara Hennessey are nearly bursting from pent-up hilarity, and twice as pumped for the next episode of their monthly 1970s cable access program, Terrific Women. Upping the comedic ante, they’ll be joined by Rebecca Kohler, Evany Rosen, Steve Patrick Adams, Laura DiLabio, and David Dineen-Porter.
A new initiative, Tell Me Something Good: A Sexy Storytelling Slam, is looking for unabashed souls willing to go public with their naughtiest anecdotes for the chance to win prizes. Ten volunteers will be chosen to perform, and they’ll be adjudicated by She Does the City columnist Prima Feminista, and I’d Tap That events co-organizer Jesse Rae West. The only rules are that stories must touch on the theme of “beginnings,” be under five minutes, not written down, and completely true!