Out On Screen is turning 30 and they’re celebrating with a birthday party on June 2nd! A party for the LGBT2Q+ community and allies at the Imperial on Main Street will pay tribute to the last three decades of uplifting queer stories at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival Birthday Party
Where: Imperial Vancouver (319 Main St, Vancouver)
When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:00pm to 1:00am
Tickets: FREE but RSVP to reserve your tickets
The Festival gets nostalgic and will be turning back time to dance the night away to hits from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, and enjoy performances inspired by each decade from talented local artists Maiden China, Shay Dior, and Indigenous burlesque troupe Virago Nation.
“The value of queer film as a transformational art medium is just as critical today as it was 30 years ago,” says Executive Director Stephanie Goodwin.
“The Festival is a place for the LGBT2Q+ community to call home as well as an important platform for films that queer the narrative, that illuminate and celebrate LGBT2Q+ lives in all their dimensions and complexity.”
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 30th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (“VQFF”) this summer from Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 19th. Welcoming its 30th anniversary presenting sponsor, RBC, this year’s Festival will take place at various theatres, including the Vancouver Playhouse, Cineplex Odeon International Village, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, VIFF Vancity Theatre, and the York Theatre.
Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver’s second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. More than just film, the Festival also hosts performances, workshops, panel discussions, parties and more, creating a unique community space for eleven days each August. This year’s Festival will feature four film spotlights: Youth, Trans Women in Film, Indigenous Cinema, and a Spotlight on the Artist.
VQFF 2018 opens at the Vancouver Playhouse with the Canadian premiere of Yen Tan’s 1985, a critically-observed period piece brought to life by an acclaimed cast including Cory Michael Smith, Michael Chiklis, Virginia Madsen, and Jamie Chung.
The Festival’s Centrepiece Gala Film is the dramatic comedy White Rabbit co-written by and starring comedian Vivian Bang, who takes us on the often awkward and hilarious journey of a queer Korean American performance artist struggling to be heard and seen in modern Los Angeles.
Follow the VQFF on Facebook and Twitter #VQFF2018 for more info.