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‘Rocketman’ Will Open 29th Annual LGBTQ+ Inside Out Film Festival

Rocketman Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

Queer films and TV shows from 32 countries will be featured at the festival.

Queer film aficionados will have lots to celebrate and view at the 29th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

The Elton John biopic Rocketman will open the annual event. The film Late Night, directed by out lesbian Nisha Ganatra, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling will close the festival. The upcoming Netflix series Tales of the City will have its Canadian debut at the festival, as well, as part of the its Centerpiece Gala.

Other films set to air at the festival include You Don't Nomi, a documentary about the rise of the film Showgirls as a cult icon, Sell By from director Mike Doyle, and Good Kisser from director Wendy Jo Carlton.

During the festival run, 40 films from 32 countries will screen, which includes 5 world premieres, 5 international premieres and 14 Canadian premieres. Two television shows will have their premieres, as well, including the fourth season of Netflix's gay dark comedy Eastsiders and the second season of Starz' Latinx award-winning drama Vida.

"The strength and diversity of this year's lineup demonstrates the vital role that LGBTQ film festivals play in today's industry landscape," Andria Wilson, executive director of Inside Out, said in a statement. Tickets for the festival, which will run from May 23 to June 2 in Toronto, are available on Inside Out's website.

In March, rumors circulated online that Rocketman had cut a queer sex scene from the film, but director Dexter Fletcher came out a few days later to say that the rumors were unfounded.

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