Showing past events
NIFF Presents: X&YOctober 16, 2019
Drama / 2019 / 112 minutes
Swedish director and visual artist, Anna Odell (The Reunion), conducts a social experiment in which she aims to challenge the gender roles that men and women have in the society of today. In a purpose-build warehouse set she confronts herself with the Swedish actor and masculine icon Mikael Persbrandt, and invites seven other top Scandinavian actors to live with them and act as alter egos of herself and Mikael.
The group embarks on a game without rules, which leads to real conflicts and funny, absurd and emotional situations since Trine Dyrholm, Jens Albinus, Vera Vitali, Shanti Roney, Sofie Gråbøl and Thure Lindhardt for many weeks will have to “stay in their roles” at all times.
Part of the Nordic International Film Festival
Birds without Feathers: Frank Oz Presents a Cast Member Q&A with Wendy McColm, Cooper Oznowicz and Alexander StaskoAugust 14, 2019
Comedy / 2019 / 85 minutes
Desperate for human interaction, six emotionally damaged individuals risk self-respect, shedding their disillusionment in a last grasp for happiness. A cruel-world comedy populated by struggling Instagram stars, Russian cowboys, Self-help gurus and more, their lives collide and crash in astounding ways.
The struggle for real human connection in the digital age is an increasingly prevalent theme in modern film, one that writer/director Wendy McColm capably tackles in her 2018 feature Birds without Feathers. Employing an unconventional narrative structure that weaves 6 storylines together, the film follows a group of characters – two of whom are played by McColm and her co-writer Lenae Day – whose quirky, tragicomic lives occasionally collide and intersect, bound together by the commonality of not being able form emotionally connections in a time of unprecedented connectivity. McColm wields her absurdist humor acumen effectively, leaning into the awkwardness of her characters and situations to maximum comedic effect, and the up-for-anything cast acquit themselves with admirable aplomb. With Cooper Oznowicz and Alexander Stasko.
Roxy Underground Film FestivalJuly 30, 2019
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Bart Shrijver "Hold On"
Amos Poe "Candidate"
J.P. Olson "South X"
Steven Flores "Losing"
V.A. Rowlands "Ascending Double Helix"
Edan Ashkenazi "Clockwork"
Annabel Lee "Occupy"
Laz Lazar "The Lamp Experiment"
Sparkman Clark "Greta"
Makenzie Leigh "The Vanishing Princess"
But I’m a Cheerleader presented by Flaming ClassicsJune 29, 2019
Dark Comedy / 2000 / 85 minutes
Making her feature debut in 2000 with But I'm a Cheerleader, Jamie Babbit established herself as a notable voice among women directors and gave Natasha Lyonne the role that would confirm her potential as a capable comedic lead. Ahead of the curve in its tackling of gay conversion therapy, Babbit's film concerns a deeply committed high school cheerleader (Lyonne) whose lesbian tendencies land her in a parentally mandated rehabilitation program that specializes in "curing" teens of their nascent homosexuality, a reality that has become depressingly commonplace in 2019. But this is a comedy and as such hilarity ensues – thanks in no small part to an excellent supporting cast that features RuPaul, Clea Duvall, Bud Cort and Mink Stole, evoking a distinctly John Waters vibe – but Babbit and Lyonne bring shading and heart to the proceedings, combating the ugliness of institutional homophobia with good humor and a healthy dose of pom-pom pink irony.
"Flaming Classics electrifies the movie-going experience through a curated film series, pairing films from the queer canon with live performances from local drag artists to create a one-of-a-kind event. Infused with a sense of social activism, community building, and fun, the series aspires to entertain and educate."