Join us to celebrate the final Cinema Politica event of the semester, a screening of the digitally re-mistressed classic FORBIDDEN LOVE: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives. The event will be paired with the Montreal book launch of the Queer Film Classics title of the same name. The filmmakers and authors will also be in attendance to ensure the season ends with gusto!
Lynne Fernie & Aerlyn Weissman / Canada / 1992 / 84 ' / English
This feature documentary delves into the rich history of Canadian queer women’s experiences in the mid-20th century. Compelling, often hilarious and always rebellious, the women interviewed in this film recount stories about their search for the places where openly gay women gathered in urban centres. Contemporary interviews, archival footage, and a stylized fictional narrative based on the pulp novels of the 1950s are woven throughout this simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and empowering film. FORBIDDEN LOVE brings an important and empowering history of lesbian sexuality in Canada out of the closet.