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day to stop and savour every single word of OutBytes. This charming blue
text will reveal some big secrets we’ve been keeping a lid on. Until
now. You, dear loyal OutBytes subscribers, are the first to hear the
news. I’m telling you, we’ve got some doozies. Read on.
Out On Screen is extremely pleased to
announce its Opening Gala presentation.
For the first time in Vancouver – with
drag kings, queens, costumes and song – the 1939 Judy Garland classic,
The Wizard of Oz (Sing-A-Long)!!!! A celebratory launch
to bring in Out On Screen’s 15th birthday.
Need I say more. Wear your best
costume. Bring a friend. See you there!
--Dane Praed, OOS Board of Directors
and Programming Cttee
Opening Gala, August 7 · THE WIZARD OF
OZ (Sing-A-Long) · Capitol 6, 7:00pm
Gala Party at VODA to follow.
With two free drinks to ticket holders, thanks to
Hill's, makers of Hill's Absinthe and Adam
Strong Vodka. Watch for the 'Ruby Slipper Martini' and 'the
Buy tickets online after July 24
Divine the Future:
Festival Sneak Peeks
Our New Best Friend Dan
See sharp-witted sex advice columnist
Dan Savage (Savage Love, Skipping Towards Gomorrah) at the
Festival - Saturday August 9th at Cinemark Tinseltown. Dan
is coming to town to lend his voice to a Festival forum on the
controversial documentary, The Gift.
Joining Dan on the panel are
Xtra! West’s Gareth Kirkby, AIDS Vancouver’s Phillip
Banks and UBC’s Dr. Michael Botnick (author of Gay
Community Survival in the New Millenium).
investigates the phenomena of
‘Gift Giving’ and ‘Bug Chasing’ (when HIV-positive men give ‘the gift’
of HIV, and when HIV negative men seek out the virus). Academy Award
winning director Louise Hogarth wades through some
tricky social and political waters to bring us a film as controversial
as it is unforgettable.
--Saturday, August 9, 4:00pm Cinemark Tinseltown
Fran Digs Chicks and Beer: A
Showcase of Lesbian Comedy Shorts
Whether it’s trying to get into a
relationship, trying to get out, or just trying to get your stuff back
after the last one, this collection of short films explores the funnier
side of lesbian love.
Funny gal Morgan Brayton (director of
The Vancouver International Comedy Festival and former 30 Helen) put
together this collection just for your viewing pleasure.
--Thursday, August 14, 7:00pm Pacific Cinematheque
We'll keep you posted with more Festival Sneak Peeks... soon
Come and join in the fun.
Things are heating up as we approach
the hottest event of the summer. Out On Screen is still looking for
volunteers to help out!
We are seeking:
-Special Events Volunteers:
Help us make a big bang at this year's Pride Parade and put on an
unforgettable show at the Opening Gala. The Special Events committee is
working on the top secret theme of these events at committee meetings
every two weeks. We are looking for creative and energetic individuals
to help out and share their talents.
are needed in a variety of areas:
|Guest Relations Assistant |
|Publicity Assistant |
|Line control |
|Membership sales |
|Pass trackers |
|A.S.L. volunteers |
Further details on our
website under Get Involved.
For a cool t-shirt, invitations to
great volunteer parties, and ticket vouchers for the festival, get in
touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Hywel Tuscano.
Volunteer Hotline: 604 844 1613
Lock up Your Sons and Daughters
See how "instructional" those anti-homo
films were, and are. A prequel
to Bill Taylor’s next presentation at the Festival,
where the madness continues with Lock Up Your Fathers and
Thursday July 3, 7:00pm, Vancouver
Public Library. Free admission.
Festival screening of Lock
Up Your Fathers and Mothers Monday August 11, 9:30pm, Cinemark
Thank God it's Friday, July
11th - a fundraiser for Out On Screen
Shake off excess energy dancing to
resident DJs Dickey Doo and David S. Martin and help support Out On
Screen. Join us at the newly renovated nightclub Suite 801 (formerly
the Element Sound Lounge) Arrive early (10pm) and stay late (til 4am!).
Wait for the funky bass line then raise your hands and say "Ahhh".
July 11, 10pm at Suite 801 at 801
Georgia Street. Enter through the Howe Street entrance.
--July 26th to August 10
Stroke: The Second Coming
Stroke is a series of
art shows. Participating artists have created work around the theme
"image of man", including:
|Stuart MacKay, |
|Layne Jablonski, |
|Alan Young, |
|Mark Meloche, |
|Curt Williams, |
|Richard Frechette, |
|Don Koppeck, |
|Anthony Stonechild, |
|Stephen Pearce, |
|Denis Belland, |
|Spencer Lawrey, |
|Baby Boy, |
All raffle proceeds go to Vancouver Pride Society and
the Little Sister's Defense Fund.
Opening Night Reception Saturday,
July 26th. 5pm - 9pm, at the
Justice through Art: July
Spotlight on James Diamond
"I started making films because I felt I
was drowning in mainstream media," says local video artist James
"Inspiration comes from my
political/emotional agenda.… My recurring theme tends to be self
discovery and creating a sense of justice through art."
Vancouver Festival-goers can revisit
James Diamond's award winning The Man From Venus as part of
the With Distinction: Gerry Brunet Retrospective,
August 12, 2003.
Out On Screen love?
Click here to sign up and become a Reel Patron
Reel Patron perks include:
-Tickets to the Opening and
Closing Night Films
-VIP invitations to the Opening and Closing Night
-Advance Festival Guide mailed to your doorstep
Your support helps the annual Queer Film &
Video Festival bring you cutting-edge queer films and
videos from around the world, as well as interactive panel
discussions and live performances.