The 2020 Edition of Inside Out, Canada’s Largest LGBTQ+ Film Festival, is Now Live

October 01, 2020 at 07:01PM

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Toronto’s Inside Out festival—the largest LGBTQ+ film festival in Canada—is going virtual for 2020. From October 1 to 11, its lineup of 150 films and 9 episodic series will be available to stream across Ontario.

To figure out its virtual strategy for 2020, Inside Out delayed the festival by a few months (it typically runs in May). In addition to online streaming, this year the festival is also doing a limited run of screenings at drive-in theatres across the province. The festival’s opening night gala is a drive-in screening of Stardust, a highly-awaited David Bowie biopic starring Johnny Flynn, at the RBC Lakeside Drive-in in Toronto.

Other drive-in screenings this year include: Jump, Darling, about a rookie drag queen and his relationship with his ailing grandmother in Prince Edward County, at the RBC Lakeside Drive-in in Toronto, and Ahead of the Curve, a documentary about iconic lesbian magazine Curve, at the Wesley Clover Parks drive-in Ottawa.

Canadian films at the 2020 Inside Out festival include No Ordinary Man, a profound and moving documentary about 1940s jazz musician and trans icon Billy Tipton; Shiva Baby, about an excruciating but hilarious afternoon one queer Jewish woman spends with her family at a shiva; and Spiral, a horror film starring Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Ari Cohen.

In addition to locally made projects, Inside Out also features a wide selection of international films. This year’s selection includes Breaking Fast, about a gay practicing Muslim trying to figure out his place in West Hollywood; Monsoon, which sees Kit (played by Henry Golding) return to his native Ho Chi Minh City following his parents’ death and strike up a romance with a handsome expat; and Dating Amber, an Irish film about two teens who stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality.

Get your tickets to the 2020 Inside Out Film Festival here.

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