Gas Station Arts Centre Tuesday to Sunday, Oct. 19 $10 per show reelpride.org 1974 and Justice Ruth Krindle became the first federally appointed lesbian judge) and then on the cultural front, encompassed here in interviews with artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, musician Heather Bishop and filmmaker Noam Gonick. “It speaks very much to who we are, as a history of the gay and lesbian community in Manitoba with some of the struggles and some of the successes,” says Reel Pride’s director of marketing Eric Plamondon.
“It’s especially perfect for the year that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is being launched,” he says. “We want to be a part of that discussion.” Asked for another recommendation among the festival’s slate of 11 feature films, Plamondon points to 52 Tuesdays (Tuesday at 7 p.m.), the opening night feature detailing the transitional relationship between a 16-year old-girl and her mother during mom’s transgender process over the course of a year.
“It’s an absolutely beautifully filmed movie and it’s a story that happens to feature a trans person,” Plamondon says. “I won’t hide the fact that we’ve struggled in the past to find good quality trans films,” he adds, attributing their comparative rarity to the fact “it’s harder to get production money for them. “So with this one, we’re super-happy to get something of this quality and we’re unabashedly promoting it. This