Reelout/RBC Opening Gala: Queer Stories, Queer Histories

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
The Malting Tower
Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival

Our Reelout/RBC Opening Gala Selection for our 20th year, celebrates the stories and histories of our local LGBTQ communities.

Three documentaries and one narrative based on a true story range from 1995 to 2018 tell the stories of humans looking for a place to live and love right here in Kingston,Ontario.

This special evening will include the film screenings, a conversation with the filmmakers and guests from the films and then we shift into featuring some truly fantastic artists who will perform for your pleasure including Circus Artist and recent Mayor’s Arts Award recipient Erin Ball, and musical performances by Jenica Rayne & Lynne Hanson and Full Circle. Suspended Disbelief is a piece created by Heidi Latsky and Erin Ball as part of a of a larger show, D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D. The music is by Ximena Borges.


Kingston is Burning by James Fowler/22min/1995/Canada.

In the early to mid 90s, Kingston’s gay community experienced an unlikely boom in drag culture. This short doc explores the gender-bending entertainers of the time including: Jas Morgan, Claudette Demeaner, Elexis Mann, Trudy and Naomi Woods.

Miss Tyffanie- Extreme Close-Up by Sandra Jass, Jessica Lindal, Matt Maclellan/ 17min/2008/Canada.

An intimate portrait of Kingston’s most popular drag queen- Miss Tyffanie Morgan.

Tiny House by Josh Clapp & Isaac Alfie/18min/2018/Canada

Inspired By A True Story – Tiny House is based on the true story of Lee Taylor, a Kingston/Canadian man, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a young age and learned to come to terms with his degenerative disease by planning and building a house that would allow him to survive on his own. This film provides insight into living with MS and it examines how a person’s outlook on life can impact their circumstances.

Farm Sum Ontario by Jonathan Davies/16min/2018/Canada.

Xiaobing’s discovery of wild bear’s garlic in a Munich park leads to a culinary whim that will alter the course of his life. with footage spanning a decade, Farm Sum Ontario explores the decisions, achievements and trade-offs of a couple making the unlikely decision to farm as they search for a sustainable way of life.

WHEN: Friday February 1 at 7pm

WHERE: The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
370 King Street West
Kingston, Ontario k7l2x4 Canada

Learn More:

Community Sponsors:
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
The Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity
The City of Kingston, Cultural Services