DOXA Documentary Film Festival, May 4-13

May 4, 2012

With more than 100 films and 76 screenings, six world premieres and the first ever digital interactive film to open the festival, DOXA 2012 is bigger and better than ever. From our Opening Night Gala featuring a live presentation of the NFB Digital Studio’s Bear 71, to our Closing Night Screening of Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, this year’s festival breaks new ground.

We're proud to be the community partner for the screening of Vito on May 8 at Denman Cinemas. Cinephile, dedicated activist, and bona fide bon vivant, Vito Russo was, as they say, larger than life—and here is the movie to give him his due. Russo was defined from the start by his passion for movies, men, and self-assertion. Responding to the oppression of his kind, he went on to pioneer the study of queer representation in cinema and help initiate LGBT activism in America. It’s all here: the seminal Stonewall uprising in New York, the pleasure-giddy 1970s, the horrors and courage of the struggle against AIDS. And the film is an eye-opener for the casual moviegoer, unearthing decades of queers on the silver screen in contexts that range from the celebratory to the tragic.

Click here to view DOXA's full schedule of films.


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