QUEER CINEMA CLUB presents ZERO PATIENCE: 30th Anniversary


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.

A brazen musical manifesto with naked male chorus lines and literal singing buttholes? Sounds like the perfect reason for us to double down this November and give you a second Queer Cinema Club! On November 27th, we are offering up the first of 3 bonus screenings this winter, each feting a “Local Queero.” In this case, that Queero is the audacious, extraordinary John Greyson. We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his seminal 1993 film, Zero Patience: one of the all-time greatest contributions to Canadian queer cinema.

A musical about AIDS, science, bigotry and sex (among other things), Zero Patience focuses on the imaginary encounter between explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton and “Patient Zero,” the notorious Canadian flight attendant wrongfully accused of bringing HIV to North America. It was Greyson’s second feature film (his first, 1988’s Pissoir, is also an absolute must-see for queer cinema enthusiasts) in what continues to be a remarkable and uncompromising career as a filmmaker, artist and activist (or often, all 3 at once).Greyson will be in attendance at the screening, as will some other very special guests. Thank you so much to Mohammad Rezaei for creating the event’s wonderful poster, which will be available for sale at the screening.

(Courtesy of Strand Releasing)

Monday November 27th, 8 PM/7:30 PM Doors

Queer Cinema Club’s presentation of John Greyson’s ZERO PATIENCE will be preceded by a screening of GAZONTO- a short protest video made by the filmmaker in 2014. The views and opinions expressed are those of the filmmaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Paradise Theatre.

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.

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Directed by:
John Greyson
John Robinson, Norman Fauteux
95 mins

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