The Screening Room
120 Princess Street • Kingston, ON

Doors: 3:00PM | Show Starts: 4:30PM
All Ages / Licensed

Featuring: Eisha Marjara

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Event type: All Ages / Licensed

AVENUS d. Eisha Marjara/95min/Canada/2017/Comedy/Narrative Feature

Sid is under pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. Sid’s East Indian mother yearns to have grandchildren. Her dreams are about to come true, but not in the way she could have ever imagined. When Sid comes out as a woman, 14-year old Ralph literally shows up at her door announcing that Sid is his dad. Ralph thinks having a transgender parent is pretty cool.

But Ralph hasn’t told his mother and step dad that he’s tracked down his biological father. And then there is Sid’s boyfriend Daniel, who has yet to tell his family of his relationship with Sid. Daniel is nowhere near ready to accept Ralph as a stepson and complicate his life further.

Sid’s coming out has a snowball effect that forces everyone out of the closet.

Genders, generations and cultures collide in this comedy about the modern family unit. Eisha Marjara’s feature debut manages to find just the right life-affirming tone for the subject matter of the film. With tenderness and humour, she delivers a resounding plea for casting off gender stereotypes.

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The Screening Room
120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON


Part of: The 19th annual Reelout Queer Film Festival

February 1, 2018 - February 10, 2018


Venus will be at The Screening Room in Kingston, ON on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The doors open at 3:00PM, and the event will get underway around 4:30PM. Venus line-up includes Eisha Marjara. The Screening Room is located at 120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:59 am EST unless the event sells out earlier.