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montreal LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS film festival

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Eisha Marjara 2017 Canada 95min english s.-t.f
Synopsis: 

Sid is under pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. Sid’s East Indian mother yearns to have grandchildren. Her dreams are about to come true, but not in the way she could've ever imagined. When Sid comes out as a woman, 14-year-old Ralph literally shows up at her door announcing that Sid is his dad. Ralph thinks having a transgender parent is pretty cool. But Ralph hasn't told his mother and step dad that he’s tracked down his biological father. And then there is Sid’s boyfriend Daniel, who has yet to tell his family of his relationship with Sid. Daniel is nowhere near ready to accept Ralph as a stepson and complicate his life further. Sid’s coming out has a snowball effect that forces everyone out of the closet. Genders, generations and cultures collide in this comedy about the modern family unit. Eisha Marjara’s feauture debut manages to find just the right life-affirming tone for the subject matter of the film. With tenderness and humour, she delivers a resounding plea for casting off gender stereotypes.

Also in this program: 

Missed Connections

Michelle Sam 2015 United States 15min English

Two twentysomethings meet at a festival, but forget to exchange contact info. As they search for one another, they navigate their careers, lives, and society's expectations of them as a transgender woman.


Price: 
13.75 CAD
Université Concordia Cinéma Alexandre de Sève
PGM15