28th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival returns in August

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The 28th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is set to hit the city once again on Thursday, August 11, kicking off with an outdoor sunset party at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Two new additions to the 2016 lineup include North Mountain, a story about a young Mi’kmaq hunter who falls in love with a fugitive ex-con, and Waiting for B., a documentary about a group of Beyoncé fans in Brazil who camped outside a stadium for two months to be first in line at her 2013 concert.

The festival drew more than 12,000 fans last year, and is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada, and the second largest film festival in Vancouver behind VIFF.

“Annually, we curate from an incredible selection of queer cinema – driving our conversations deeper and connecting queer arts and transformative change,” says artistic director Shana Myara. “This year, we’re investigating queer histories and key ‘troublemakers’ who’ve endured great hardships while paving the way for change.”

More than 80 films from 20 different countries will be screened, and the festival runs until August 21.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Where: Various venues. Click here for more.

When: Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 21

Tickets: queerfilmfestival.ca/tickets

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