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Centerpiece Gala:
Kingston’s Still Burning – A Kingston Retrospective

Check out some of Kingston’s homegrown talent in this collection of shorts that spans a generation!


Kingston Is Burning
James Fowler (credited as James S. Bailey)/CAN/1995/22min
This long-lost piece of Kingston’s queer history captured on video at last gets its theatrical debut.  In the early to mid 90s, Kingston’s gay community experienced an unlikely boom in drag culture and this short documentary explores the gender-bending entertainers of the time that included Jas Morgan, Claudette Demeaner, Elexis Mann, Trudy and Naomi Woods.

Starring Brian O’Neill as Himself
 Brian O’Neill/CAN/2003/7min
Formerly a Queens film student, now a high school educator, Brian O’ Neill reflects on his less-than-masculine upbringing by using home movie footage that he compiled in his last year at Queens.

A Fine Romance (in three parts)
Jim Verburg/CAN/2003/4.5min
It began an interest concept by Queen’s film student Erik Martinson- to make a documentary on giving someone else a chance to make their first movie.  That person was reelout programmer Jim Verberg and the film was A Fine Romance.  Jim has since gone on to much success with his latest film For A Relationship which has won numerous awards and has played at dozens of film festivals internationally.  See how it all began!

Thomas Rogers/CAN/2005/11min
Originally screened at reelout 7, Queen’s grad Thomas Rogers created this quirky, comedic confessional by a Catholic school girl with some serious issues over (amongst other things) her BFF Janice.

Rafaela and Faryl/Canada/2007/5min
Utopia is a collage-animated film about a woman’s delirious voyage to an island off of the Atlantic coast. Guided by planet moon’s message in a bottle, she finds herself in a dream-like vision of paradise: of cyborg machinery, caged capitalists, boxed religion and androgynous sex. Utopia is a poetic manifesto intended to stimulate our political imaginations.      

Reality High
Matt Salton/CAN/2008/29min
Former reelout alum Salton wrote and directed this satire about a Canadian reality TV show that chronicles the real lives of three teens as they enter high school, unscripted and unprovoked.  When an evil American network buys creative control, the lives of Muslim wallflower Sarita, computer geek Ludwig, and gay jock Justin become increasingly manufactured to the point where real becomes reel. 

Miss Tyffanie - Extreme Close-Up
Sandra Jass, Jessica Lindal, Matt MacLellan/Canada/2008/17min
Miss Tyffanie is a Drag Queen not like the others. Or is she? We open the film seeing her perform, but then learn that Miss Tyffanie has a web site, a podcast, and several video's under her garters. This is no ordinary drag queen. She's a media whore! This documentary explores the public life of a drag queen, an entirely constructed persona, and the private life of the man who created her. Join us for this intimate view of Kingston's most popular Drag Queen!

KAMP Kingston Area Men's Project - A study of gay and bisexual men’s experiences of living in Kingston and the surrounding area.
Jim Verburg and Ryan Crouchman/Canada/2009/7min
reelout presents the world premiere of this experimental documentary by two former Kingstonians.  Graphic artist's and filmmakers Ryan Crouchman and Jim Verburg use collage, typography and voice recording to convey the results of the 2007 survey of the same name.  Using data collected by a dedicated group of community members, this short documentary offers an eye opening look at attitudes in the gay and bisexual men's community in Kingston. Filmmakers, as well as the authors and organizers of the survey will be in attendance.

 Program Length – 103min

Followed by a Q & A with filmmakers

Sponsored by

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy. Our mission is to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. The RHO team consists of 4.5 staff in Toronto, and 14 part-time Community Outreach Team members, one in each of Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks. To learn more, please visit


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