Queering the Script

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Gabrielle Zilkha

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2019

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Canada, USA

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Documentary

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93

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English without subtitles

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In 2016, a record-high number of queer women were killed off on fictional shows, breaking the hearts of queer fans and launching a successful fight for better LGTBQ+ representation. At ClexaCon, fans geek out while connecting with like-minded folk. Our favourite queer TV personalites join numerous kick-ass fans to discuss queer women’s representation in contemporary television and the undeniable influence of LGBTQ+ fandoms on the shows we watch.

DIRECTOR

Gabrielle Zilkha

"Gabrielle Zilkha is an award-winning filmmaker born to a family of funny neurotics in Montreal who she credits for her love of storytelling and addiction to carbs. Gabrielle is passionate about telling stories that are from the margins and, most of all, stories that make people laugh. Here work has been screened around the world and covered by the Huffington Post, Globe and Mail, Indiewire and the CBC. Beyond writing and directing ""Queering the Script"", Gabrielle's recent credits include the CBC digital series ""Queer (Self) Portraits"" (TO Webfest Award for Best LGBT Series), the feature broadcast documentary ""Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana"" (Vision TV) about a small tribe in Ghana on a journey of self-discovery after recently discovering their Jewish roots. . Here short comedy ""Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny"" (2013) was shortlisted for the Iris Prize and the recipient of multiple audience and jury awards. Passionate about equity and promoting diversity in the media industry, Gabrielle also works as the Director of Programming for POV 3rd Street, an organization dedicated to helping marginalized and under-represented youth break into the media industry through education, training, mentorship and job placement"

Gabrielle Zilkha

"Gabrielle Zilkha is an award-winning filmmaker born to a family of funny neurotics in Montreal who she credits for her love of storytelling and addiction to carbs. Gabrielle is passionate about telling stories that are from the margins and, most of all, stories that make people laugh. Here work has been screened around the world and covered by the Huffington Post, Globe and Mail, Indiewire and the CBC. Beyond writing and directing ""Queering the Script"", Gabrielle's recent credits include the CBC digital series ""Queer (Self) Portraits"" (TO Webfest Award for Best LGBT Series), the feature broadcast documentary ""Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana"" (Vision TV) about a small tribe in Ghana on a journey of self-discovery after recently discovering their Jewish roots. . Here short comedy ""Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny"" (2013) was shortlisted for the Iris Prize and the recipient of multiple audience and jury awards. Passionate about equity and promoting diversity in the media industry, Gabrielle also works as the Director of Programming for POV 3rd Street, an organization dedicated to helping marginalized and under-represented youth break into the media industry through education, training, mentorship and job placement"

Screenings

DATE+TIME

Sunday 1 November

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21:45

The Cinematheque—Carl

Queering the Script

In 2016, a record-high number of queer women were killed off on fictional shows, breaking the hearts of queer fans and launching a successful fight for better LGTBQ+ representation. At ClexaCon, fans geek out while connecting with like-minded folk. Our favourite queer TV personalites join numerous kick-ass fans to discuss queer women’s representation in contemporary television and the undeniable influence of LGBTQ+ fandoms on the shows we watch.

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Screenings

Sunday 1 November

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21:45

The Cinematheque—Carl