The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, an invaluable resource, is mounting Code, Read, a mini film festival and exhibit about depiction of queer lives before and after the Hays Code, which caused the stereotype of the sissy to be replaced by innuendo and subtext. See also Vito Russo's seminal book, The Celluloid Closet.
The Sunday film nights (February 8, 22, March 1 and 8) include popular works like Alfred Hitchcock's Rope and Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot, as well as camp classics like Ed Wood's Glen Or Glenda. But also screening are silents like Charles Bryant's 1923 Salomé and Gladys Rankin's 1914 A Florida Enchantment. The exhibit begins February 8 at the CLGA. Seating is limited.
34 Isabella, clga.ca.