Not 2B Missed: Gay Nuns, Queer Portraits, Dan Deacon
The month ahead is a choosey one for queer culture-lovers. The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma will present Joy! Portrait of a Nun (along with a few other gay-friendly treats); new gallery space RATS9 unveils JJ Levine’s new “Queer Portraits” and the crowd-pleasing Dan Deacon takes the mic at the SAT.
- Electro darling Dan Deacon set to score next Coppola film
- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents 2 unusually queer films
- The weekend is now: everywhere you want 2B
Joy! (Portrait of a Nun)
This quiet, sweet documentary by Devil in the Holy Water director Joe Balass is like spending a summer retreat with Sister Missionary P. Delight, one of the founders of the radical queer spiritual order the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. In 1979, Mish, as he is affectionately known by his friends, created an order of gay male nuns to “promote a philosophy of promulgating universal joy and expiating guilt.” Today, the Sisters are still active on the West Coast of the US and Canada, and in the UK, but Joy! shows them in twilight years, following Mish and his community over a seven year period. “Spiritual sanctuary, sex, sisterhood, a gathering of fairies and a bearded nun,” are the subjects behind the subject, according to the film summary. This totally queer doc will be featured in official competition at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, (Wednesday, Oct 17, 7:50pm at Excentris, 3536 boul. St-Laurent). (Banner photo from Joy: Portrait of a Nun )
Queer Portraits by JJ Levine
Photographer and hair stylist JJ Levine’s Queer Portraits 2010-2012 will contain many faces familiar to the anglophone queer scene in Montréal, including such Entre Elles-profiled personalities as artist Jessica MacCormack and POMPe party promoter Laura Boo MacDonald.The solo show of new portraits will occupy the RATS 9 gallery space in the Belgo Building (372 Ste Catherine Ouest #530) Oct 19 – Nov 5.
Dan Deacon @ the SAT
Known for his magnificent electronic improvisations and whimsical crowd choreography, Baltimore’s Dan Deacon finally headlines at a space big enough to accommodate his inventiveness. Deacon is on a world tour for his AMERICA album, the release of which was timed perfectly to coincide with the very heated American presidential election campaign. Deacon is known for his queer sensibility, and even queerer audiences. Not 2B missed.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 8pm @ the SAT (1201 boul. St-Laurent)