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Inside Out | Shorts - Thrive

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Thrive 2019
Friday, May 31, 7:30pm

Dating, parenting and spirituality. This year, Thrive takes a closer look at these topics, featuring trans stories that go beyond our gender markers, and asking bigger questions about the human condition.

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Director: Hammad Rizvi
A poor, socially outcast Pakistani transgender woman sets out to take care of an abandoned baby.

Director: Rollyn Stafford
A transgender woman tries to make it to the Miss Oregon audition but first has one quick stop to beat up some thugs.

Waking Hour
Director: Nava Mau
A trans woman is pursued by a potential lover at a party and must balance concerns about her safety and her desire for intimacy.

I (Ég)
Director: Halla Tryggvadottir
A young trans person living in a small town travels to the city searching for freedom.

Will I Say So
Director: Jamie DiNicola
Two men are on a first date and each has a secret. Can they find the courage to speak the truth and accept one another?

The Bony Lady (La Flaca)
Director: Thiago Zanato
A Mexican transgender woman and leader of the Santa Muerte Cult in Queens prepares for her yearly celebration of the Bony Lady.

Tell By Date
Director: Sarah Ball
Ryan has something important to tell his seven-year-old son but comes up with every excuse to avoid it. He needs a “tell-by date.”

Screening Sponsor: NUIT ROSE

The Thrive Shorts program is followed by the Thrive After Party!
Widely known as the best dance party Inside Out has to offer, Thrive is back for a full night of fun for everyone!
Friday, May 31, 10:00pm
Free Admission


About Inside Out:

Now in its 29th year, the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Canada, showcasing the best and most diverse films by, for and of interest to LGBT communities. For 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of more than 32,500 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that showcase more than 175 films from Canada and around the world. Inside Out acknowledges the support of Lead Sponsor RBC, Presenting Partner Netflix, Premier Sponsor Bell Media, and Official Airline Delta.

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Earlier Event: May 31
UnObscured Open Mic
Later Event: June 1
Drag King Brunch: June 1st