The Hookup and Handmade Mountain (Kelowna Out & Proud Film Festival 2021)

The Hookup
Director: Michael V Smith
Run time: 6 minutes
Rated: PG

The Hook Up is an experimental doc featuring four gay men from two different generations: two nearing age 70 and two 20-somethings. Striking close-up visuals create a powerful sense of intimacy and connection as the men discuss how hooking up has (and has not) evolved for gay men.”
- quoted from www.nfb.ca
This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
NOTE: this film is also available to view online at www.nfb.ca.

Handmade Mountain
Director: Michèle Pearson Clarke
Run time: 6 minutes
Rated: G

In Handmade Mountain, Michèle Pearson Clarke explores the emotional fallout of being both early to gay marriage and early to gay divorce. Fifteen years after same-sex marriage became legal, she and friends reflect on its personal and political meaning in this experimental film.”
- quoted from www.nfb.ca
NOTE: this film is also available to view online at www.nfb.ca.

The films The Hookup and Handmade Mountain are presented together, followed by a talk back with special guests, including The Hookup director Michael V Smith. Discussion will focus on how being LGBT2Q+ affects sex, love, and relationships, and how that has changed over time.

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Please be advised that, in accordance with current provincial health orders, the Rotary Centre for the Arts will be increasing the capacity of all Out & Proud events from 50 patrons to 50% of the total seating of the Mary Irwin Theatre (163 patrons). This increase is contingent on all patrons over 12 years of age demonstrating proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 at the point of entry. Masks remain mandatory at all times when inside the RCA.