KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – When the Nova Scotia Advocate started featuring a video each weekend, back in March, I thought I was bound to run out of material sometime in the summer. I worried about that.
By now I have stumbled upon so many talented film makers out here in Nova Scotia, that these worries have vanished. Now picking a video for the weekend is just sheer joy, there is so much to choose from.
This week’s video, Masculins, by filmmaker Stephanie Young, is yet another great find.
The short documentary portrays three individuals who identify mostly as females but also have distinct masculine identities. They are Valeska Meyer, a.k.a Halifax drag king Vincent St. Grace, comedian Megan McDowell, and performer Margot Durling.
I liked it a lot. It’s warm, funny, and touching.
Masculins premiered in 2014, and it has since toured quite a bit, including showings at Halifax own Atlantic, OutEast and Mayworks festivals. It was produced at the Centre for Art Tapes.
There are some other movies by Young I hope to feature in the coming months.
I am telling you, our Weekend Video series will never end!
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