Update: We've been informed by the Vancouver Queer Film Festival that the film we were hosting Monday night, My Child, has sadly been cancelled by the film maker. We regret to inform you of such a last minute change.
PFLAG is now the Community Partner for the film 'I Feel Like Disco'. This film screens on Tuesday night at 6:30pm, same location. Please note the date and time change. We will host an information table for 1 hour prior to the movie.
German director Axel Ranisch brings his trademark deadpan charm to this disco-fuelled coming of age story—a partly autobiographical tale of Ranisch’s own adolescence as a budding bear cub prone to flights of fancy and song. Florian is everything his stern swim coach father wishes he were not: tubby, a dreamer, and gay. But what keeps Florian upbeat is his relationship with his playful and accepting mom. She’s always up for a dance number or costume change. Until one day when a life-threatening emergency strikes, and suddenly father and son are left to endure home life together as their loving mediator is in the hospital. Peppered with appearances by German cinema icon Rosa von Praunheim, I Feel Like Disco is one of the most sweetly awkward and moving (like puberty itself) films of the Fest. Stick around for the credits, and if you feel like dancing in the aisles—don’t hold back.
Followed by panel discussion Hey Hey My Son is Gay! in partnership with Alumni UBC.
- See more at: http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/viewshowtime.php?stid=728#sthash.TrteRrh7.dpuf
From the VQFF site regarding the cancelled film:
The Monday August 18 screening of My Child (Benim Cocugum) has been replaced by a second screening of VQFF Spotlight Director Sydney Freeland’s acclaimed Drunktown’s Finest. Full refunds or exchanges are available to affected ticketholders by clicking here. - See more at:
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