Heritage Playhouse

Closet Monster

Queer Projections screens the coming-of-age drama "Closet Monster" as part of the 2017 pride celebrations.

Oscar Madly is an imaginative “only-child” in St. John, Newfoundland, whose closest friend is a pet hamster named Buffy. If his life wasn’t challenging enough being caught in the middle of his parents’ turbulent divorce, Oscar is viciously catapulted into adulthood when his father teaches him about a shocking hate-crime involving a young gay man. Fearing that he too might be gay, Oscar is driven to suppress his femininity. But when Oscar comes of age, his resistance to his sexuality weakens as he forms a tenuous friendship with a tattooed co-worker from Montreal who opens his eyes to a whole world of new possibilities. However, as Oscar begins to reclaim his identity, he experiences confusing sexual fantasies about his new friend that are fueled by fear. When Oscar finally confronts and triumphs against the fear instilled by his father, the result is an explosive spectacle of human empowerment unlike anything Oscar could have ever expected.
 Canada | 2015 | 90 min | RATED 14A 

Admission by donation at the door (suggested $10).

Light refreshments and snacks available before and after the film. See the website for details:   queerprojections.ca


Fri, June 23rd, 2017 7:30 PM
Fri, June 23rd, 2017 10:00 PM
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Heritage Playhouse
662 North Road, Gibsons