Queen Tut, April 24 at Facets

Queen Tut is a 2023 Canadian coming-of-age drama film, directed by Reem Morsi. The film centres on Nabil (Ryan Ali), a closeted gay teenager from Egypt who is grieving the recent death of his mother. Moving to Toronto to live with his estranged father Iskander (Dani Jazzar), a wealthy but emotionally distant property developer, he finds a new sense of belonging when he meets Malibu (Alexandra Billings), a transgender bar owner in the Church and Wellesley gay village whose nightclub is slated for demolition and redevelopment by Iskander; he gains acceptance and confidence as he joins Malibu's campaign to save her bar, and learns the ropes of becoming a drag queen to honour his mother's memory by embodying her in his art. The cast also includes Kiriana Stanton, Selena Vyle and Thom Allison, as well as Ben Sanders, Darrin Baker, Matt Willis, Danielle Bourgon, Cru Levey Cru Levey, Kendall Savage, Mostafa Shaker, Kaz Morgan, Khalid Karim, Minh Ly, Asil Moussa and Darren Stewart-Jones in supporting roles. Alexandra Billings is nominated for Best Lead Performance in a Comedy Film for the Canadian Screen Awards.

  • Alexandra Billings, Thom Allison, Ryan Ali, Kiriana Stanton
  • Reem Morsi
  • Abdul Malik, Bryan Mark, Kaveh Mohebbi
  • 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.