Massimadi: festival des films et des arts LGBTQ+ afro - McCord Museum


Friday, February 21, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Massimadi: Festival des films et des arts LGBTQ+ afro


Massimadi has been using the power of arts to present gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) films and documentaries featuring members of Afro communities to fight against homophobia and transphobia. Closing movies of its 11th edition are presented at the McCord Museum.

Massimadi is a platform to showcase the local talents of our community and to promote Afro LGBTQ culture through artistic presentations. The festival is also a space to share ideas through panels and discussions with artists and activists from Black communities.

Programs of 7 screenings under the theme Labels off

Baby, 2019, USA

Baby introduces us to the world of Ali Mian, a Dominican teenager from the Bronx, on a Saturday afternoon.

Directed by Jessie Levandov
Screening in English
Duration: 7 min.

Other Loving, 2019, USA

When her lover informs her he’s leaving, Melissa’s life is thrown into chaos.  In the midst of turmoil she discovers unconditional love in an unexpected place.

Directed by Lise Johnson
Screening in English
Duration: 6 min. 

Batty Boy, 2018, United Kingdom

An uncompromising take on black gay culture, Batty Boy is told in four chapters set against homophobia and dancehall music.

Directed by Dior Clarke & Blain Ho-Shing
Screening in English with English subtitles
Duration: 9 min.

Go Go, Boy!, 2019, USA

Bobby is a little guy who just isn’t like the big wrestlers on TV. But in his secret world (aka, bedroom), he can be the most fabulous dancer, free from the pressure to be somebody he just isn’t going to be.

Directed by Oriana Oppice
Screening in English
Duration: 6 min.

If this is wrong, 2018, USA

If This is Wrong is a film About Fandom, where Maria must convince her cynical friend Anna of the joys of buddy cop slash.

Directed by Chelsea Woods
Screening in English
Duration: 14 min.

My Grandson, Charlotte, 2019, United Kingdom

A transgender teen and his immigrant granddad; a Sapeur from the Congo, bond over their shared understanding of the importance of identity and of always being true to one’s self.

Directed by Tyler Pierreson
Screening in English
Duration: 13 min.

Tell-by Date, 2019, USA

Ryan gives himself a deadline to tell his son that he’s not his biological father, but it’s easier said than done!

Directed by Sarah Ball
Screening in English with English subtitles
Duration: 14 min.

Presented by TD Financial Group as part of Black History Month.

Ticket: $12
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Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum

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