Celebration of queer film and media art features work by York professors

Two York University professors will have their work featured in the Inside Out – CFMDC Local Heroes Retrospective Screening on May 28 at 7pm at Jackman Hall in the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Professors Allyson Mitchell and Michelle Mohabeer, both in the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS), will be among the artists featured in this celebration of queer film and media art in Canada.

Inside Out celebrates the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre’s (CFMDC) 50th anniversary, which holds one of the largest collections of Canadian independent queer film and media art in the country. In celebration, they’re revisiting Inside Out’s past programming of CFMDC Toronto works.

This program features films from the mid-’90s to early 2000s, when CFMDC’s queer collection was rapidly expanding. It places them in dialogue with more contemporary works, and will consider how local queer work is in dialogue with itself through playful, thoughtful and personal examinations of what encompasses queer existence/resistance/resilience.

It will feature work by Michael Caines, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Keith Cole, Janine Fung, Rémy Huberdeau, Robert Kennedy, Daniel McIntyre, Wrik Mead, Allyson Mitchell, Roy Mitchell, Michelle Mohabeer and Steen Star.

Tickets are available in advance at ago.net/whatson or 30 minutes before the screening at the Jackman Hall box office.