Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vintage Blue for Nuit Blanche

The night has always been a time for those outside the mainstream to communicate themselves more freely. After all, it was by the cover of night that provided many queers the opportunity to mingle, explore their sexuality and reveal their truest selves. For Nuit Blanche, the Archives has dug into its vintage collection of moving pictures to create an exhibition that examines what happens behind closed doors through a historical context.  As you engage with the work you becomes the voyeur into the CLGA’s house, taking pleasure in the desires and fantasies of others.  Consider the range of representations and effects of erotic imagery, its power as a representational form and how it has influenced our sexual desires, identities and behaviours.  

Come to "Vintage Bleu for Nuit Blanche" Saturday, October 2 from 7:00pm to 6:00am. Come see an outdoor projection at the Archives in celebration of Nuit Blanche! We'll be sharing works from our extensive moving image collection transforming our beautiful home. 
Volunteers will be on hand from 7pm -12midnight.

BBC 'Gay Rights Collection' Now Online!

Well, this is all kinds of awesome. The BBC has posted a number of clips charting the struggle for LGBT equality in Britain, and some of them date back 50 + years.

If you're more interested in the Canadian context, check out the CBC Digital Archives' special section on LGBT issues.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This Ain't Your Mama's Church Social!

With the fall season upon us, it's time to celebrate the bountiful harvest
of joy, fun, good food and good friends. Inspired by the church basement
suppers of yesteryear, the CLGA's annual Fowl Supper fundraising dinner
will be held this year at the 519 Community Centre on Saturday, October
23. The event, sponsored by TD Canada Trust, includes a full course "fowl
supper" served family style (vegetarians accommodated), a silent auction, and a cabaret show
featuring the talented cabaret troupe, "Singing Strong." This troupe, best
known for their Cabaret for a Cause shows at Buddies, always sell out
quickly so we're really pleased to be able to present them at this year's

Tickets are only $50.00 (payable by cash, cheque or VISA) and are
available by calling 416-777-2755, emailing Jenn Finan at or by purchasing directly from a CLGA volunteer.

Please note that tickets will NOT be sold at the door for this event.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lynne Fernie to teach Documentary Filmmaking Course this fall

Lynne Fernie is set to teach a course at Hart House this fall. 

Sounds like a great opportunity for emerging filmmakers.  Space is limited so you will want to check it quickly.

This class is an introduction to the concepts, processes and techniques of documentary filmmaking. The course will cover major genres and elements of the form, including the art of the interview, voice-over/narration, archival and stock footage, and styles of shooting. Screenings and discussion of seminal films will provide an overview of the historical, conventional, experimental and emerging forms of documentary practice. The course will include hands-on components in camera, lighting and sound recording techniques specific to documentary productions. Students will be encouraged to develop a short documentary from idea through research, production and post production on their own time during the course of the class. Enrollment limited to 14.Instructor Lynne Fernie is a double Genie award winning documentary filmmaker and the Senior Canadian Programmer at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

CLGA to Host Screenings Friday, September 17 at 7pm

The CLGA will be hosting a screening of Canadian Filmmakers whose work has been inspired by our collection on Friday, September 17 at 7pm.
Space is limited so email: to secure your seat.
See you then!