GAZE Opening Gala: Wildhood

GAZE Opening Gala: Wildhood
CLUB117 min

Director: Bretten Hannam Producer: Starring: Released:Wed 28 Sep 2022


“At least now you’re free to go anywhere you want…” Two-Spirit director Bretten Hannam’s Wildhood radically reimagines both the romance and the road movie in a captivating and beautifully-observed feature that was six-times nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards 2022 while winning three Best Feature awards from other festivals. When Lincoln (Phillip Lewitski) discovers a devastating family truth he leaves behind his impoverished home with younger brother Travis to find his true history for himself. The brothers are joined on the road by Two-Spirit Pasmay (Joshua Odjick) whose gentle but profound influence allows Lincoln to connect with desire, freedom, and his own Mi’kmaq heritage. No performance in this film will leave you unmoved, in particular from Odjick, who has been twice-decorated for their role as Pasmay. Every so often a film comes along that expands the horizons of our queer understanding and kinship. GAZE is thrilled to open our thirtieth anniversary festival with just such a movie. For lovers of… Moonlight, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, American HoneyPre-Feature Shorts: In Nature Dir. Marcel Barelli / Switzerland / 2021 / 5m This hilarious animated short explores same sex coupling and gender variance in the natural world in a joyous movie that we all should have been able to watch as kids.ELSA Dir. Albert Carbó / Spain / 2021 / 12m Not everybody in six-year-old Elsa’s life realises that she is a girl, but the most important person knows for sure – and that’s Elsa.

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