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Celebrate Pride with these six short indie films from around the world in New West

Get ready for a Pride watch party this weekend.
Thriving: A Dissociated Reverie by Canadian filmmaker Nicole Bazuin will be screened as part of the Pride Film Feast this Friday, Aug. 18.

This weekend, make your Friday night movie binge all about celebrating Pride.

The first annual Pride Film Feast will kick-start at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 and will feature six short indie movies that celebrate “love, life, identity and queer perspectives.”

The free two-hour short films marathon by Arts New West was curated in partnership with the Vancouver Queer Festival, and will include films from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, said Laura Grady, executive director of Arts New West. 

The event will be the first of what’s planned to be an yearly celebration in connection with the annual Pride Week fest, Grady added. 

This year's list includes Thriving: A Dissociated Reverie, which offers a peek into the world of a Black non-binary disabled artist and former sex worker who is diagnosed with a dissociative identity disorder, and a 15-min-long indie movie MnM that will nudge viewers to explore their true authentic self, among others (see the full schedule below).  

As per a press release, the films will showcase “the indomitable spirit of queerness, celebrate a collective resilience, and illuminate the power of unity.”

The event, presented in partnership with New West Pride, New West Film Fest and Vancouver Pride Film Festival, is between 7 and 9 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College in downtown New Westminster. Register for the free event on Eventbrite.

Movie lineup

Dotting the “I” by Doug Tompos | 11 min 

Thriving: A Dissociated Reverie by Nicole Bazuin | 9 min 

AC Unit by Grace Godvin | 13 min 

MnM by Twiggy Pucci Garçon | 15 min 

Grocery List by Joanne Mony Park | 9 min 

Mars by Abel Rubinstein | 19 min