During Toronto Pride this year, RuPaul himself, made a surprise appearance to give a heartfelt speech on what Pride means to him. Not only did I get to film his speech, but I also asked his Drag Race alums Bianca Del Rio, Chi Chi Devayne, Derrick Barry, Kim Chi and BenDeLaCreme about what Pride means to them and how they are dealing with the tragedy in Orlando. Check it out below and please donate to the #WeAreOrlando fund if you can.
During Toronto Pride this year, I got the opportunity to talk to Bianca Del Rio, Chi Chi Devayne, Derrick Barry, Kim Chi and BenDeLaCreme about who they are cheering for in the upcoming RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race – Season 2. Check it out below and stay tuned for more videos from pride including more of RuPaul himself.
We are very happy to announce that “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” won the “Best Two-Spirited Film – Audience Choice” Award at the 1st ever Queer North Film Festival. We’re thrilled we won but even happier to see a festival include such a category and hope that it will encourage more Indigenous-themed LGBTQ2 work.
Since our sold out World and International premieres, we’ve also been the focus of some amazing articles from CBC, Vice, Toronto Star, Fusion and been featured on CTV News and APTN. For an update on all articles and press clippings, you can go to our website’s press section.
We’ve also got plenty of screenings coming up including our Western Canadian Premiere as a spotlight film at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (yay hometown!). We’ve also got a free outdoor screening in Dundonald Park as part of Centretown Movies/Canadian Centre for Gender And Sexual Diversity event for Ottawa Pride and 4 screenings in Mexico City for MicGénero! Plus we have Asian, African and UK Premieres coming up so make sure to check our website’s screening section for up to date information.
So thrilled to announce that the International Premiere of our feature documentary “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” will be Saturday, June 25th, 2016 in the USA at Frameline40: San Francisco’s LGBTQ Film Festival. This is the world’s largest LGBTQ-themed film festival and our screening coincides with San Francisco Pride to boot. Myself and co-director Michael Yerxa will be in attendance at the screening.
Also happening in California, the documentary will be screened as a sneak peak at The Santa Cruz Film Festival on Sunday June 5th which also coincides with their Pride festivities. If you’re in Santa Cruz, don’t miss out!
More screenings are being planned and info will be posted in the screening section of the film’s website as official details are released.
If you’re in San Francisco or plan on being there pride weekend, grab your tickets beginning May 27th and join us at the International Premiere June 25th.
Two Soft Thing, Two Hard Things – International Premiere
Frameline40: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film festival
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – 2pm – Roxie Theater
Happy to announce that the world premiere of our feature documentary “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” will be June 3rd, 2016 in Toronto at the 26th Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Myself and co-director Michael Yerxa will be in attendance.
That same week, Prince Albert Pride is holding a special community screening followed by a sharing circle led by Two-Spirited elder during their pride week celebrations.
We have also lined up a number of other screenings including a big International Premiere that will be announced soon. All screening info will be posted in the screening section of the film’s website as details are released.
But, for now, if you’re in Toronto, grab your tickets beginning May 12th and join us at the World Premiere June 3rd.
Two Soft Thing, Two Hard Things – World Premiere
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival – Toronto, ON
Tickets: Inside Out
Friday, June 3rd, 2016 – 5:30pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2
My latest documentary took me to the Arctic last fall and I’ve been in post carefully piecing it together ever since. Truly a labour of love, we are so grateful to the community in Iqaluit who shared their stories and their courage. We can’t wait to share your experiences with the rest of the world.
New Documentary Explores Inuit LGBT Experience In Nunavut
Toronto, Ontario – February 26th, 2016: MKW Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, a feature documentary directed by Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa. As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.
Check out the trailer below and look out for the full-length documentary at a film festival near you. Festival screening details will be posted here and on our brand new website www.twosofttwohard.com starting in May.
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Check out the brand new international online magazine Never Apart. Based out of Montreal, Canada, Never Apart is a non-profit organization determined to bring about social change through cultural programming with a global reach. With 2 exhibits of my films already in the bag, I am one of the first to be featured in their newly-launched online magazine. Check out my semi-articulate interview about documentary “Take Up The Torch” and my current work.