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To mark the release of a DVD box set and a new monograph dedicated to the work of New Queer Cinema pioneer John Greyson, TIFF partners with Vtape and the Art Gallery of Ontario for a multi-venue retrospective of the work of one of Canada's most singular cinematic voices.
Launched to international recognition in 1993 with his provocative AIDS musical Zero Patience, Toronto filmmaker John Greyson established himself as a leading figure in the loosely defined New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s. In an extensive body of work that ranges from documentary and historical fiction to filmed operas and experimental video art, Greyson employs Brechtian methods to refashion well-worn cinematic tropes as instruments of social and political activism, engaging the audience critically while never forgetting the power of pathos, humour and sensuality in telling his stories of forbidden love and struggles for recognition and liberation.
Join us to celebrate the release of John Greyson's DVD box set and a new book about his classic feature examining the truth about the origin of AIDS, Zero Patience. Noah Cowan, Artistic Director of TIFF Bell Lightbox, moderates a discussion about the film with filmmaker John Greyson, Zero Patience book authors Wendy Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe, and Vtape's Wanda Vanderstoop. Featuring an introduction by TINARS' Artistic Director Marc Glassman, the launch event is followed by a screening of the film Zero Patience. Presented by This Is Not a Reading Series, TIFF, Arsenal Pulp Press, and Vtape.
Friday, March 30, 2012
2nd floor lounge, TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square, 350 King St. West, Toronto
Event begins at 6:00 pm: Screening of film Zero Patience follows at 7:00 pm
Launch event admission is FREE with purchase of ticket for the screening of Zero Patience
For full schedule of screenings, events and locations, go to johngreyzone.wordpress.com.