Drag Kids 2019 Ages 12+

6.00PM Fri 23 Oct 2020 (1hr 18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Preteens Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis are like many kids their age: they like candy, catchy pop tunes and sleepovers. But unlike others, they have an unusual interest in dressing and performing in drag, a passion that leaves them isolated from their peers. With the unflinching support of their parents, the four kids get a chance to meet in preparation for a group performance at Montreal's Pride celebration. Drag Kids introduces us to four remarkable children who aren't afraid to hold their own in the adult world of competitive voguing and lip synching. Through a sympathetic lens, the film challenges us to accept the children's desire for self-expression, performing as their larger-than-life alter egos. 'Cause baby, they were born this way.’ Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs Film Festival

‘It’s impossible to keep a grin off your face unless you truly are offended by drag, Lady Gaga, or runways.’ Michael Frank, Ready Steady Cut

Screening: Fri 23 Oct 6.00pm and Sun 1 Nov 12.50pm

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 78 MINUTES, CANADA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MEGAN WENNBERG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PAUL MCCURDY / EDITORS: WARREN JEFFERIES / PROD CO: TELL-TALE PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SIDEWAYS FILMS