Inside Out LGBT film festival runs until June 4

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter With its busy slate of screenings and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, AGO’s Jackman Hall and Buddies in Bad Times to June 4th, Toronto’s LGBT film festival Inside Out features a wide range of cinematic pleasures to discover.That includes this year’s most unusual portrait of a fabled Hollywood celeb.Making its international premiere at the festival on May 28th, Mansfield 66/67 delves into the seedy and possibly Satanic history of ill-fated blond bombshell Jayne Mansfield with a mix of archival material, bizarre performance segments and appropriately catty interviews with John Waters, Mary Woronov, Kenneth Anger and other underground icons. Another fascinating figure gets the biopic treatment in Tom of Finland, director Dome Karukoski’s drama about Touko Laaksonen, the illustrator famed for his hyper-stylized illustrations of gay men — the festival presents the film’s Canadian premiere at the Lightbox on May 26th.Further Inside Out highlights include After Louie (screening May 30), a relationship drama by activist turned director Vincent Gagliostro starring the great Alan Cumming, a new adaptation of Michael LaChiusa’s gender-fluid musical Hello Again (June 4), and The Ring Thing (June 2), a doc-fiction hybrid that explores the experience of same-sex marriage and divorce. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img