Jul 17

8:00 pm

11:00 pm


Paradise Theatre

1006 Bloor Street West



Every month at the Paradise Theatre, curator and host Peter Knegt is offering queers (and anyone who loves them) a classic queer film, special guests and performers, and some good old fashioned drinks and conversation in the Paradise’s stunning lobby bar. Each film is paired with a different local queer artist, who will design an original poster for the screening.

This summer, we are going to be welcoming some very special guest programmers! First up is someone who is no stranger to Queer Cinema Club: the wonderful filmmaker and actor Connor Jessup, who gave our first in-person introduction back in June 2022 when we showed his incredible performance in Closet Monster as our third ever screening. Now it’s our 38th screening (!) and we are honoured to have Connor back to select Ira Sachs’s deeply moving Keep The Lights On as his pick for Queer Cinema Club’s July film.

Says Jessup on his selection:

"Keep the Lights On is a movie about failure and limitation — failures of character, failures of love, failures of hope, the limits of honesty and a life lived in time. But it’s made with limitless love, limitless hope, limitless honesty. Stretched taut between life and art, it vibrates quietly. It makes you want to lean in and listen.”

So come lean in and listen with Jessup and your Queer Cinema Club fam on July 17th at 8pm. And thank you so much to Rowan Campbell for creating the film’s haunting poster.

(Courtesy of Music Box Films)

Wednesday July 17th, 8 PM/7:30 PM Doors

General Admission $15.00 + HST/eventbrite fees

Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.