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Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History

  • Plaza Theatre 1133 Kensington Road Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 3P3 Canada (map)

2018 | Canada | 90 min | PG

Developed and Created by The Fairy Tales Calgary’s Queer Film Festival

In partnership with EMMEDIA, The Calgary Gay History Project, Alberta Culture and Tourism & The Calgary Arts Development Authority

Directed by Justine Boncezk, Leah Schmidt and James Demers
Edited by Bryce Mark
Animations by Mike Hooves

Calgary’s Queer History is a deep dive into the historical, social and political forces, which shaped the development of the queer community in Calgary. Featuring extensive footage and B-roll film from Calgary Pride in the 90’s, queer leaders recount a decade of turmoil, loss, and growth of activism and human rights. The film is a first-hand account of the frontlines of LGBTQ2+ activism at a time when the right to be out in Alberta was not legally protected, visible or developed. Spanning stories from 1960-present day, this feature length documentary delves into the moments and victories, which brought an entire community from the darkness into the light. 

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