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“Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” Heads to San Francisco for International Premiere

24 May

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
Tickets: Frameline40
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – 2pm – Roxie Theater

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World Premiere of “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things”

7 May

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

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New Documentary Film “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things”

26 Feb

2soft2hard_poster1_webMy 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.

Festival programmers, please contact my distributers for festival booking information.

TV acquisitions, press enquiries?  Contact me directly for more information.

MKW Interviews Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano

9 Aug

While filming a behind-the-scenes documentary on all the queens including Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, Courtney Act and Darienne Lake,  at Toronto’s World Pride this year, I managed to sneak in a couple quick interviews amongst the chaos. Adore and I had pizza and it looks like someone was a little tired on day 4 and it wasn’t Bianca! You can check them both out below.



“Outspoken: Is the Village Dying?” to play in Mumbai

17 May

Winning-posterMy documentary “Outspoken: Is the Village Dying?” that aired last year on OUTtv will make its debut outside of Canada at the Kashish Film Festival in Mumbai on Sunday, May 23rd, 2014 at 11:30am at the Alliance Francaise de Bombay, Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines, Marine Lines, Mumbai 400 020.

The festival will be screening the documentary as part of a larger “Focus On Canada” theme this year and I’m thrilled to be a part of this very important festival for LGBTQ culture in India.

Documentary “Is The Village Dying?” Airing November 28th on OUTtv

18 Nov

I was busy over the course of the summer talking to people in Toronto about the current state of our city’s “gay village“. It has been a hot button topic for a couple years now with little consensus. With equal rights in Canada, including same-sex marriage, and a younger generation of LGBTQ people no longer feeling threatened in the streets or in mainstream bars and nightclubs, I wanted to explore whether or not we still need queer neighbourhoods or queer spaces.

So I ventured out to get a variety of opinions from prominent queer people in Toronto including former The Grid columnist Paul Aquirre-Livingston (who wrote the polarizing article “Dawn of a New Gay” in 2011), city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, former 1 Girl, 5 Gays cast member and party promoter Michael Yerxa and many more. As a number of notable businesses in Toronto’s own Church and Wellesley Village closed their doors during filming this summer and Toronto prepares to host World Pride in 2014, this documentary asks: Is the village dying?

The documentary will air as part of OUTtv‘s new doc-series “Outspoken” on Thursday, November 28th at 8pm ET/9pm PT and repeat throughout the week. Check OUTtv’s website for more details. Also watch out for the documentary at a festival near you. Details TBA.

 

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MKW Interviews Jinkx Monsoon

10 Jul

I was able to take a wee break from annoying people all weekend on the microphone as Face of Furry Creek news anchor Mario Mancini at OUTtv‘s media tent during Toronto Pride this year. So I ripped off those curly locks for a moment to interview the fabulous and genuinely sweet Jinkx Monsoon for OutlookTV/OUTtv! With my green contacts and moustache still intact (ugh), I talked to the Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 5 winner about her cross-country tour of Canada, her first time out of the US and what makes a Jinkx show special. Check it out below!

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