Press 5 queer Canadian films

In this documentary, Ottawa filmmaker Sarah Fodey speaks to survivors of Canada’s four decade long gay purge. Canada, like most of the Western world became increasingly occupied with national security after…

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Like too many Canadians, filmmaker Sarah Fodey had once never heard of “the fruit machine.” That changed in 2002, when she arranged to meet a man named George Hartsgrove to discuss a potential documentary about his failed attempt to open Canada’s first gay…

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The Advocate Arts and Entertainment

Latest News The : Arts and Entertainment The new documentary The Fruit Machine draws its name from a machine developed to identify gay men (derogatorily known as “fruits”). The film explores how this machine was used as a weapon in a four-decade antigay…

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NowToronto Inside Out Profile

Latest News : Inside Out Profile What do you do in your industry? I mostly write (come up with ideas) and produce (figure out how to finance and execute said ideas), but the film premiering at Inside Out this year is my directorial debut…

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Inside the Fruit Machine: purge still haunts LGBT community | CBC News

CBC Radio interview. Way to go, Lynne. And for anyone in Sudbury, please consider supporting the screening that Lynne and her colleagues at Laurentian have organized. This Thursday, March 14th, 6pm ... See more

A new documentary about employees in the public service who were “purged” from duty for their sexual orientation is being screened Thursday night at Laurentian University.

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

A review from queerguru in the U.S.

Queerguru reviews The Fruit Machine a captivating doc of the Canadian purge of the #LGBT community after WW2 : Screening this month at BFI Flare

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Women rule the 2019 Writers Guild of Canada nominations

Cheers to Canadian women writers! 🇨🇦

For the first time in the history of the awards, every nomination for TV drama and comedy writing went to women

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
The Fruit Machine | BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2019

We're thrilled to announce that we are an official selection in the British Film Institute's Flare 2019 line-up. If you're in London, join us at our international premiere over two screenings on ... See more

A rich and compelling historical account which exposes more than four decades of governmental criminalisation of LGBTQ+ members of the Canadian armed forces.

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