PINE CONE screening at FACETS on May 29

‘Pine Cone’ is a semi-autobiographical film that narrates the story of an out-and-proud filmmaker Sid Mehra falling in love for the first time and over two decades becoming cynical about love. The backdrop of the story is the changing landscape of queer rights in India: the year 1999, when the first gay pride took place in Kolkata; 2009, when the Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexuality (a ruling overturned in 2012); and finally in 2019 when homosexuality had again been decriminalized by the Supreme Court of India. Honarable Mention - Best Feature International South Asian Film Festival Canada (ISAFF) - Canada World Premiere & Winner of Rainbow Warrior Award for Director Onir The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival - India Winner Rainbow Stories Award & Australian Premiere Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne - Australia Trailblazing Award For Film Maker Onir & Bhutan Premiere Samabhav Travelling International film Festival Thimphu - Bhutan

  • Vidur Sethi, Sahib Verma, Amit Gurjar
  • Onir
  • Ashwini Malik, Onir, Amitabh Verma
  • 100 minutes
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About Open Space Arts / Queer Expression / Arts Judaica

QUEER EXPRESSION is a hybrid fest sponsored by Open Space Arts. QE has live performances at Facts on the last Wednesday of the month, while also streaming international queer films in an innovative film fest format.

Open Space Arts also produces live theater productions, readings, and workshops.

QE features films that have been recognized in festivals worldwide and have yet to be streaming on demand.

Our contest films are submitted through FilmFreeway, and submissions are taken throughout the year, as one of our goals is to get exciting new films in front of audiences quickly. If you are a filmmaker, please submit queer films of any length through FilmFreeway.

OSA membership is $10 per month, and members see all shorts and mid-length contest films for free and get discounted tickets for features.

Whether you are an artist or an audience member, we look forward to engaging with you as an artist or audience member.