The Pride Buffalo Film and Video Festival will celebrate gay culture at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre with a three-day mix of dramas, comedies, shorts and documentaries. Kicking off the series at 6 p.m. Wednesday is "Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker," about the doctor in the 1950s who spread the word that homosexuals weren't "sick." Other movies that day include "The Transformation" at 7:35 p.m., about a homeless prostitute transvestite who finds he is HIV-positive, accepts help from a fundamentalist Christian group, and vows to adapt to the straight lifestyle; and "Chocolate Babies," at 9:05 p.m., about political corruption surrounding AIDS. Thursday's movies, which begin at 6 p.m., culminate at 9:30 p.m. with "Just One Time," a drama starring Jennifer Esposito and Joelle Carter. The festival continues June 29 with movies including "Homo Heights," a look at an aging drag queen starring the late Quentin Crisp. For the complete schedule or more info, call the Pride Line at 879-0999, or the Market Arcade at 855-3022.
Two to remember
Get a new view of Toronto at the Screening Room with "Another Planet," an interesting 1999 debut feature from emerging filmmaker Christine Brown. The movie, which plays at 7 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday, is about a young Toronto woman seeking her cultural identity in a low-income neighborhood. It will be followed at 9 p.m. by the 1938 Jean Renoir classic "Grand Illusion." For more info, call 837-0376.
Dipson Theatres and Oliver's will be teaming up in July to celebrate the 1997 film "Babette's Feast." The movie will be screened July 6 through July 26 in the Market Arcade, and Oliver's will be recreating the meal weekdays during that time. Reservations are mandatory, and they're already being accepted. Call Oliver's at 877-9663 for more information. . . . Also, watch for details on free Saturday night movies to be shown in Delaware Park. There will be six of them, starting July 14 with "The Perfect Storm." (Let's hope we don't get the perfect storm, because shows will be canceled if it rains.)