On Lgbtq2s+ Animation: Canadian Queer Animation

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Friday, September 20, 2019 - Friday, September 20, 2019

On Lgbtq2s+ Animation: Canadian Queer Animation

Tuesday, September 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Social Sciences Building (Room # TBC) - University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB

The Quickdraw Animation Society is excited to present a four-part screening series and publication exploring the role of LGBTQ2S+ artists and subjects throughout animation history. For our second screening, we will be showcasing auto/biographical films created in Canada since the year 2000. With a film list based on an essay by Sam Decoste, the films will be presented with the political context of the Canadian LGBTQ2S+ rights movement, and the struggles that the queer community has faced in Canada in the 21st century.

The first 50 attendees will receive a free zine including the essay by Sam Decoste, and a comic from Jillian Fleck. Our thanks to the University of Calgary's department of communications for hosting this screening!

On LGBTQ2S+ Screening Series

Representations of queerness are increasingly common in independent animation, and have been making headway in mainstream animation in recent years, but the history of those representations—and especially of artists who identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community—is a sadly underexplored topic. In uncovering the stories of LGBTQ2S+ films and filmmakers and sharing them with our audience, we hope to promote a richer understanding of the diverse voices that have contributed to the history of animation, and to create an opening for other artists, writers, and animation fans to continue telling those stories.

The "On LGBTQ2S+ Animation" project consists of four screenings throughout 2019, each exploring a theme related to LGBTQ2S+ animation and accompanied by a free zine expanding on threads inspired by a collection of animated shorts.

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NOTE: The showtimes listed on CalgaryMovies.com come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to CalgaryMovies.com.