I will be in my hometown of Montréal for the Québec premiere of “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” on Saturday, March 4th 7pm at Centre Never Apart. The screening is free and the venue is one that is close to my heart so I’m really looking forward to engaging with the community after that screening.
Instead of asking the usual questions to promote the screening, Never Apart asked me to write an article about any aspect of the film I wanted for their magazine. I decided to take up a little space to discuss our process, successes and failures in thinking about allyship throughout the making of the film. You can read the full article at neverapart.com. Talented photographer Saad Al-Hakkak also did a portrait for the magazine while I was there ☺️. Hope to see March 4th!
OUTtv has launched their new streaming service (in Beta) which means a lot of my series and docs over the last few years are now available online at OUTtv Go. Never got to see This Is Drag with Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano? It’s finally online along with other docs I was involved in including Take Up The Torch, They Came From Venus, Is The Village Dying?, Michael Venus’ Snow Queen and Becca Plucer’s In Particular, barbara findlay. Though it has been available online for free for a while, The Face of Furry Creek – Season 1 is on there too along with all the usual RuPaul’s Drag Race stuff and the new film Hurricane Bianca starring Bianca Del Rio. Subscription is $3.99/month and only available in Canada.
We are very happy to announce that “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” has won the Best Documentary Award at the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival. And on top of that, we’ll be screened as the opening night feature on Friday, September 16th at the Fargo Theater. Tickets will be available at the door. We cannot thank the great folks at FMLGBTFF enough for this honour!
After an amazing sold out show and Q&A on home turf at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival a couple weeks ago, our screenings around the globe continue with fall screenings coming up in Austin (where I will be in attendance for a Q&A), San Francisco (again!), Palm Springs, Fresno, Kingston, Allentown, San Cristobal de las Casas, Tijuana, Winnipeg, Seattle, Budapest and our UK Premiere at mac Birmingham where co-director Michael Yerxa and I will also be in attendance. Make sure to check our website’s screening section for up to date information.
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