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April 7, 2020
You’re invited to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s first online Watch Party, happening Thursday, April 16th at 7PM. Connect with us, and each other as we come together to watch ‘Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall’.
This feature-length documentary screened at VQFF 2017, and we’re so excited to experience it again with you (from the safety of our homes). To join our Watch Party click here to get your free ticket. We’ll send you a link to the screening by 6:50pm on on Thursday, April 16th.
We’re using the newly created ‘Netflix Party’ Google Chrome extension that allows users to synchronize viewing with friends and chat while watching together. You will need a Netflix account and the Google Chrome browser to watch with us and join the conversation.
VQFF Artistic Director, Anoushka Ratnarajah will be online to take note of any questions you have during the screening, and will be hosting a follow up Q&A live on our Instagram the following day, Friday April 17th at 6PM. If you can’t watch with us on Thursday 16th, enjoy the film at your own leisure and join us for the Q&A with your questions.
With over three million subscribers, multi-talented YouTube and Broadway star Todrick Hall launched his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical Straight Outta Oz.
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall is a fiercely fun and inspiring behind the scenes look into Hall’s journey producing music, a visual album and musical stage tour in a heart-stopping production schedule of mere months. Director Katherine Fairfax Wright (Call me Kuchu) delivers a film that is part tour chronicle and part biography—allowing audiences to form a deep connection with Todrick and his crew.
Hall grew up Black and gay in a religious household in Texas. His personal roots greatly influence his 2016 tour, which was set amidst the political backdrop of the US election, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille at the hands of police. Behind the Curtain offers an intimate look into the creative process and tells an artist’s coming-of-age story at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality that’s made possible thanks to family, friendship, dance, song and lots of glitter.