Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
2 Sussex Avenue, Innis Town Hall
Come celebrate Toronto’s hidden queer history at the LGBTQ Alumni & Friends Film Night and Reception! Join us for an exclusive showing of three short films by Sonya Reynolds & Lauren Hortie, which delve into the lives and stories of Toronto’s pioneering LGBTQ+ city-builders:
Whatever Happened to Jackie Shane? An American-born, Toronto-based, black, cross-dressing singer who performed with Etta James and shared a bill with Jimi Hendrix disappears in 1963.
Midnight at the Continental The story of how one of Toronto’s first lesbian bars became an integral part of Toronto’s early Chinatown community.
Meet Me Under the Clock A little-known Halloween tradition pits Toronto’s largely unseen gay community against a distrustful and sometimes aggressive public.
This unique and illuminating screening event will also include:
- A short panel discussion featuring alumni and academic experts
- A chance to meet and greet alumni, students and panelists at a post-screening reception featuring light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
Everyone is welcome.
Doors open at 5:45 pm; Remarks at 6:00 pm; Films start at 6:15 pm
Venue is accessible. Single-user, all-gender washrooms available.
Admission is free, but please register online.