Spotlight on Queer Genre Cinema

Following our tradition of uplifting new voices, radical cinematic visions, and trailblazing genre work, Fantasia is proud to put a spotlight on queer genre cinema.

We are excited to feature Eduardo Casanova’s LA PIETÀ (Spain), a genre-bending surrealist odyssey unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and Tara Thorne’s #metoo tinged revenge thriller COMPULSUS (Canada).

In the horror genre we are happy to be featuring Michelle Garza Cevera’s nightmarish exploration of pregnancy and self-compromise HUESERA (Mexico) fresh off its multiple award-winning Tribeca launch, Carter Smith’s bug-nuts film SWALLOWED (USA), and Addison Heimann’s haunting psychological descent HYPOCHONDRIAC (USA).

PLUS, an inspired pair of Amanda Kramer works, PLEASE BABY PLEASE (USA) and GIVE ME PITY (USA) screening in Camera Lucida as a Primetime Double Feature Spectacular, subverting Beatnik culture and variety shows in one swift, cinematic motion.

Also in the spotlight are two standout documentaries: Rita Baghdadi’s revolutionary Lebanese all-female-identifying punk rock doc SIRENS (USA-Lebanon), and Ry Levey’s queer wrestling chronicle OUT IN THE RING (Canada).