#FIRSTLOOK: 2014 INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL TO KICK-OFF MAY 22, 2014!
Now in its 24th year, the Inside Out Festival is set to take place in Toronto later this month. The Launch Party for the annual Fixture was held at The Burroughes Building tonight on Queen Street West, bringing together a Who’s-Who in the Toronto LGBT Community. Inside Out is expected to draw 35k people out to its Screenings, Panels, Installations, Artist Discussions and more and is known widely as one of the top five LGBT Film Festivals in the World. Over 200 Movies and Videos are expected to be screened this year.
Receiving much attention is Director Ira Sach‘s Love is Strange, which stars a stellar Cast including John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei and more, centering around two Men who decide to tie the knot. Things go awry when one of them loses his job when their marriage is uncovered and soon they lose their home, forcing them to live separately. The Film has the distinction of being the Festival’s Centerpiece Gala.
Many will be thrilled that HBO‘s AIDS Drama A Normal Heart starring Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Mark Ruffalo, Alfred Molina and Julia Roberts. Bomer, known best for his work on Series White Collar, is confirmed to be in attendance to present the Film at the Festival.
The Way He Looks from Brazil, earns the spot of Opening Night Gala. The Award-winning Film from Director Daniel Ribeiro is about a blind Teen Boy struggling to break free from his protective Family and Friends.
Many eyes also will be on Yves Saint Laurent, the Biopic about the revered French Fashion Designer. The Film was just added to Inside Out‘s Lineup.
Documentary The Dog offers insight on John Wojtowicz, who attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank in order to fund his Male Lover’s Sex Change, is garnering a significant amount of buzz, as is Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine, exploring further the tragic death a Male Student attacked and tortured because he was gay.
Acclaimed Tom at the Farm by Auteur Filmmaker/Actor Xavier Dolan, a major presence at the Canadian Screen Awards earlier this year, also will be screened at the Inside Out Festival.
Inside Out runs between Thursday, May 22, 2014 through Sunday, June 1, 2014. Tickets are on sale Thursday, May 8, 2014.
More details here on how to get Tickets and the official Festival Schedule.
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