Indie Events Roundup: June 1 – 7

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Still from: Magnetic Reconnection by Kyle Armstrong
See it at Radiant Bodies this Thursday night at CineCycle
[image via facebook]

Tuesday, June 2

TORONTO

Cinema Politica: Preempting Dissent and Til The Cows Come Home, 6pm, The Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St W

The Toronto premiere of two social justice documentaries. Preempting Dissent interrogates the “Miami-Model” of protest policing used to preempt forms of mass protest, while Til The Cows Come Home follows brave activists fighting against the closure of the Kingston prison farm. The directors will be in attendance.

Wednesday, June 3

TORONTO

Pivot Season Finale: David McGimpsey, Sachiko Murakami and Shannon Webber, 8pm, The Steady Cafe, 1051 Bloor St W, free

The end of Pivot for the season, going out with a bang!

Thursday, June 4

TORONTO

Neon Zine Launch, 7pm, Bodega Thirteen, 1446 Dundas St W, free

A new photo zine from Yo Sick, plus a video installation and more.

Coming Out Queer, 7pm, Buddies, 12 Alexander St, $15

A night of uncensored performance in defiance of community standards with Raymond Helkio, Reg Hartt, Keith Cole, Rolyn Chambers. It’s gonna be a doozy.

Pleasure Dome: Radiant Bodies, 7:30pm, CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave, $8 ($5 student/member)

Radiant Bodies is a collection of moving image works that explores the intersections between the human body and the radiant properties of cinema.

Friday, June 5

SASKATOON

For Your Own Good Launch, 7pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130-8th St E, free

Join us to celebrate the launch of lesbian feminist poet Leah Horlick’s new book in her hometown — and former workplace!

Saturday, June 6

TORONTO

Bedtime Stories, 7pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

Peter Kingstone is launching a book of very short stories. Also, his birthday! 

Sunday, June 7

TORONTO

Lesbians Making History, 4pm, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St, suggested donation $5

Using oral history, this collection features stories of eight women who identified as gay women or lesbians in the 1940s through to the 1970s. The interviews record how lesbians survived prior to and since the 60s wave of feminism and explore their private and public struggles. Speakers include: Maureen FitzGerald, Amy Gottlieb, Didi Khayatt, Elise Chenier, and Elspeth Brown.

 

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