Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities.
In 1991, Inside Out celebrated its first film and video festival with a small community of people who yearned to see film and video created by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. Currently the largest event of its kind in Canada, the Festival entertains film buffs of all stripes. Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 250 films and videos from Canada and around the world.
The opening gala presentation will be Howl, the genre bending biopic of famed beat poet Allen Ginsburg directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet, The Times of Harvey Milk, Paragraph 175) starring James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, Marie Louise Parker, and Jeff Daniels. Criticalmasscast will be there for this special event at Toronto’s beautiful Bata Shoe Museum and will report back. Stay tuned!