Signature Groove (2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival Women’s Gala Party)
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West (at Gladstone Avenue)
Saturday, May 27 | 9:30PM — 2:00AM | #InsideOut17
Join us for this year’s Women’s Gala Party, Signature Groove, after we screen the Canadian premiere of Signature Move. The film is a hilarious love story about female strength, family and Lucha-style wrestling.
If body slamming and hitting the mat sound like a good time, prepare to have the night of your life at Signature Groove, our Women’s Gala Party. Join us as we explore the dynamic world of women’s wrestling with the League of Lady Wrestlers. Announcing right alongside will be Jax Irwin (Jaclyn Irwin). Clotheslines optional, dancing mandatory. DJs Cozmic Cat (Cherry Bomb Toronto) and Wei Back (BROWN // RICE: QTPOC dance party collective, Regretro) will be in the ring all night long.
Single tickets for Signature Move and Signature Groove are available here: oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/tiff3/EN/account/home
Signature Move Screening (Saturday, May 27 at 7:00PM) and Signature Groove Party ticket: $32 General Public / $25 Members
Signature Groove only: $15
Women’s Gala Sponsored by K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.
Party Sponsors: Gladstone Hotel, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Stud World Premium Vodka, Her — The App for LGBTQ Women and Pursuit OCR.
— Single Tickets and Ticket Packages for the 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival are now on sale: oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/tiff3/EN/account/home
— About Inside Out:
Inside Out presents the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, with financial support from Presenting Sponsor, RBC Royal Bank and Premier Sponsor, CTV. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada, bringing the LGBTQ community together with unforgettable cinematic experiences. For 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of more than 32,500 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions and parties that showcase more than 175 films from Canada and around the world.
In addition, Inside Out is committed to challenging attitudes and changing lives year-round through the exhibition, production and promotion of LGBT film with initiatives that include the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, development programs featuring the newly launched New Visions Project and the Short to Feature Award, as well as the More Play Screening Series.
Inside Out celebrates more than a quarter century of showcasing the best in Canadian and international cinema with the 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival that runs from May 25 to June 4, 2017.
About the League of Lady Wrestlers:
We are the League of Lady Wrestlers Toronto Chapter.
The professional wrestling ring, which is traditionally a male-dominated space, is a primed site to explore issues of power and gender stereotypes. LOLW events are more than just simple battles between faces and heels. Our audacious, dynamic spectacles invite every participant to celebrate the desire to push back against oppressive cultural values. We join together to suspend disbelief and hold on to optimism about the possibilities of empowerment, gender equity, and community.
The LOLW ring is an inclusive space. While many of the collective members are artists or curators working in other mediums, we also encourage the participation of people who have no experience with wrestling or performance. We focus much of our energy on creating wrestling personas that embrace a range of characteristics, including those that can be suppressed or discouraged. In the ring, we can be brash, brave, gross, funny, loud, smelly, angry, and exuberant. We are bitches and heroines. We are loveable and not likeable. We support each other in these choices.
We hope to leave our audiences feeling inspired to take on any challenge in any ring like a champion.
About Cozmic Cat:
Cozmic Cat has brought her dj mix to Iceland, USA, South Africa & more, however she is best known in Toronto as the resident dj and co- founder of Cherry Bomb, the city's longest running queer women's monthly party. Coz is also a music producer with her first solo e.p out June 14th 2017.
About Wei Back:
Lulu Wei is a QPOC filmmaker and DJ. She has been cohosting and Djing monthly queer dance parties in Toronto for the past 5 years including Regretro, Goodies and Brown Rice. She's been involved both as a dj and a filmmaker with Inside Out, DJing the closing night party in 2015 and having a short film screen last year. Her main focus as a DJ and filmmaker is to reclaim spaces for QTPOCs through the Brown Rice Collective and creating content that represents the diversity of Toronto's queer community. Her eclectic mix of hip hop, dancehall, bmore club, 90s and electro will make you sweat all night long.
About Jax Irwin:
Jaclyn «Jax» Irwin is an East Coast transplant that now calls the sweet city of Toronto home. Jax is passionate about broadcasting, LGBTQ+ issues, latin food, and dogs. You can catch her on air on KiSS 92.5 10AM-3PM, or on her bike around the city.