At The Box Office | December 2016
By Hans Pedersen, December 2016 Issue.
Now Playing on DVD/iTunes | 96 minutes
Shane (Andrew Martin) is a gay Anishinaabe teen living in Ontario, whose family is reeling from shock and grief after his sister’s suicide. The fallout leaves him wondering if running off to college with his secret boyfriend is still a good idea. Caught between a sense of duty to his family and a desire to live his life, Shane must decide where his future lies. The director, Adam Garnet Jones, is a gay Cree/Metis filmmaker who has earned rave reviews as well as film festival awards for this emotionally gripping indie.
Now Playing on DVD/iTunes
From Rob Williams, director of Make the Yuletide Gay, comes this new holiday family (and we do mean family) comedy featuring three interrelated stories that play out during that magical week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Julian and Dylan are roommates who are forced to share a bed for a week, stoking the secret crush that one has on the other; Cal and Laslo take in a teen who has been kicked out of his home for being gay; and Gray and Sid meet up online for a casual fling, but then discover a much more intimate connection. The characters’ adventures all culminate with a “Steve Not Eve” themed New Year’s party in this charmer that won a couple of awards at LGBTQ film festivals.