reelout Programmes

Friday January 30 - 7pm - Etherington Auditorium

Opening Gala: Were the World Mine
Tom Gustafson/USA/2008/Video/95min


If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way. After his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he stumbles upon a recipe hidden within the script to create the play's magical, purple love-pansy. Armed with the pansy, Timothy's fading spirit soars as he puckishly imposes a new reality by turning much of his narrow-minded town gay, beginning with the rugby-jock of his dreams! Ensnaring family, friends and enemies in this heart-wrenching chaos, Timothy forces them to walk a mile in his musical shoes. The course of true love never did run smooth, but by the end of this moving musical comedy of errors based on director Tom Gustafson's prolific award-winning short film, Fairies, the bumpy ride comes to a heartfelt conclusion. With vibrant imagery, a first-rate ensemble cast and innovative music rivaling the best of pop/ rock and contemporary Broadway, Were the World Mine attempts to push modern gay cinema and musical film beyond expectation and does so with much delight.

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature - Inside Out, Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2008
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Narrative Feature - Outfest 2008, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Scion Award for First-Time Director - 13th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Preceded by:
DINX/Trevor Anderson/Canada/2008/14min
A dissatisfied bar waiter in a men's burlesque club is thrown back in time to relive a day from his childhood.

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