Win Tickets to See ‘Vision Portraits’ at Inside Out!


Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival returns May 23! The queerest fest in the city kicks off with the opening night screening of the Elton John biopic Rocketman and offers a strong line-up of documentaries among its programme. (Get the full Inside Out line-up here.)

POV is especially proud to support Inside Out as a co-presenter of the documentary Vision Portraits from director Rodney Evans. Vision Portraits is a personal essay from Evans as he begins to lose his sight and confronts his future within a visual medium. Evans, who directed the Sundance award winner Brother to Brother (2004) and the feature documentary The Unveiling (1996), situates his story within the experiences of other blind artists. The doc comes to Toronto after screening at SXSW where The Hollywood Reporter called it a “deeply personal essay” and “ endlessly thought-provoking.”

Synopsis: What happens when visually impaired artists work in visual media? Vision Portraits introduces us to several artists who navigate that formidable challenge. Rodney Evans, director of queer classic, Brother to Brother, is slowly losing his vision and questioning what this will mean for his creative output. His soul-searching leads him to other artists (a photographer, a dancer and a writer) who are legally blind or visually impaired.Evans is eager to understand how they handle the constraints of creating work in traditionally visual media. What results is a quiet yet powerfully personal film where all four artists work through questions and answers about their identity, art, and vision.

Thanks to our friends at Inside Out, POV has five pairs of tickets to give away to see Vision Portraits at the festival! All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

Which star of The Hurt Locker and The Avengers got his big break with Brother to Brother?
A) Anthony Mackie
B) Jeremy Renner
C) Brian Geraghty
D) Ezra Miller

Send you answer to info@povmagazine.com with the subject “Inside Out.”
Bonus entries go to anyone who shares/retweets this on Twitter and Facebook!
Contest closes Thursday, May 16 at 5:00 PM.

Vision Portraits screens Monday May 27 at 7:00pm at TIFF Lightbox with director Rodney Evans in attendance!
Get more info and tickets here.