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DYKES IN THE STREETS – documentary film

March 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$7 – $9.50

Use the promo code ​OUT for the special deal of $7+HST tickets!!!

Brock Student Justice Centre and OPIRG Brock have organized monthly screenings of some of the best films from the past INSIDE OUT festivals! 

Picture it—1981, a summer day in Toronto, 300 lesbians carrying signs and balloons, marching down Yonge Street and loudly chanting, “We are the D. Y. K. E. S!”

The march that day was a triumph for pride and visibility. But how have things changed for queer women in Toronto since that protest? How has the movement changed? Who does it represent? And where is it going now? Almerinda Travassos’s new documentary, Dykes in the Streets, poses those questions to a variety of queer women in Toronto.

Against a backdrop of remarkable archival footage of Pride from 1981, 1991, 1996 and 2016, the women talk about their experiences with queer activism in Toronto. As our LGBTQ2S+ communities grow and change, Dykes on the Streets raises many timely questions about what has been achieved and what still needs to be done.​

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre | THE FILM HOUSE | Sat 21 Mar 4pm | Limited seating, advance ticket purchase advised. | FILM MEMBERS: $7 | REGULAR: $9.50

905-688-0722 | FirstontarioPAC.ca | 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines​​ | Use the promo code ​OUT for the special deal of $7+HST tickets!!! 

DYKES IN THE STREETS – Canada, 2019. Directed by Almerinda Travassos. 38 min. R | FARAH – Canada, 2019. Directed by Jesi Jordan. 10 min. NR

BONUS! The screening includes the short film FARAH. Farah is considered to be the mother of the transgender community in Havana, Cuba. Many claim she is the first openly transgender woman in the country. Having lived a tremendous life full of adventure and heartbreak, and after having lost all of her teeth after being thrown off a 4th story building. She carries on in her 50s as the most popular and well-loved woman in the neighbourhood. Previously named Lulu, then revived at the morgue and reborn as Farah, her existence alone is a miracle.​​​


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250 St. Paul Street
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