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Montreal's Image+ Nation Film Festival Plans Develop

Posted: Nov. 13th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
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Set to launch on November 22nd and run into December, Montreal's 25th Image+Nation Film Festival has released the lineup for this year's festival. Plans make room for over 60 films and documentaries centered about the LGBT community.

Montreal’s 25th Image + Nation Film Festival, Nov. 22 to Dec. 2, launches with not one but three opening films: Ira Sachs’s gay drama Keep the Lights On; Dee Rees’s black lesbian coming-of-age tale Pariah, produced by Spike Lee; and Une dernière chance, Paul Émile d’Entremont ‘s documentary on gay political-asylum-seekers in Canada.

The longest-running LBGT film festival in Canada wraps with Matthew Mishory’s erotic fiction film Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, which focuses on the heartthrob’s rumoured gay relationships.

Image + Nation will present more than 60 features, including: Beauty, Oliver Hermanus’s Cannes Queer Palm-winning tale of a South African businessman leading a double life; Negar Azarbayjani’s directorial debut Facing Mirrors, examining transgenderism in Iran; and Bye Bye Blondie, by Virginie Despentes (Baise-Moi), a tale of two aging lesbians (played by Béatrice Dalle and Emmanuelle Béart) trying to rekindle an old spark.

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