Mardi Gras Film Festival 2015 – 10 Teaser Films

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Queer Screen are pleased to announce ten of the films screening during the 2015 Mardi Gras Film Festival. The full program will be announced in January.

Tickets for all ten films are on sale now.

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#01 – THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET – OPENING NIGHT
The Circle 300x200 THE CIRCLE 
Directed by Stefan Haupt

Swiss German/ German/ French, with English subtitles

This docudrama tells the story of Ernst and Robi, a school teacher and drag entertainer, and their decades-long romance after they meet through Zurich’s gay publication The Circle in the 1940s. The film is the Swiss entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Film followed by our always fun Opening Night party. Read More

#02 – FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 6:30 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
Tru Love 300x200 TRU LOVE
Directed by Kate Johnston, Shauna Macdonald
English, no subtitles

In the lesbian love story of the festival, the recently widowed Alice (Kate Trotter in her award winning role) comes to spend time with her workaholic daughter, but instead forges an unlikely connection with Tru, a commitment phobic lesbian.

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#03 – FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
boys 300x200 BOYS 
Directed by Mischa Kamp
Dutch with English subtitles

Boys is a tender coming-of-age story about two teenagers whose relationship blossoms when they are paired together for relay training. Their flirtations compel each other to face their true feelings. This touching film celebrates the unmistakable feeling of first love.

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#04 – FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 9:00 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
Lyle 300x200 LYLE
Directed by Stewart Thorndike
English, no subtitles 

Billed as a lesbian Rosemary’s Baby, Gaby Hoffmann (Girls, Transparent) is a pregnant woman whose first child dies under suspicious circumstances while she’s pregnant with her second. Her paranoia shifts to her partner and friends, making this film a tense thriller. 

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#05 – FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY 9:30 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
The Ten Year Plan 300x200 THE 10 YEAR PLAN
Directed by J.C. Calciano
English, no subtitles

Grindr, dead-end dates and no Mr. Right? This hilarious romantic comedy centres around two best mates Brody, the hot cop, and Myles, the ridiculously handsome lawyer, who make a pact to get married in ten years’ time if they’re still single.

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#06 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2:00 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
Nan Goldin 300x200 NAN GOLDIN: I REMEMBER YOUR FACE
Directed by Sabine Lidl
English, German, with English subtitles

Celebrated photographer Nan Goldin documented the hedonistic and extraordinary lives of queers, artists, sex workers and drug users in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Now, we join Goldin as she rekindles old relationships and mourns those who have passed.

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#07 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 4:15 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
Anita's Last ChaCha 300x200 ANITA’S LAST CHA-CHA
Directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo
Filipino, Tagalog, with English subtitles

A bold Filipino debut, exploring the magic of first love through the eyes of 12-year-old Anita who falls in love with Pilar, a mysterious and much-older woman in town. A stunning and endearing love story which won Best Picture at the Cinefilipino Film Festival.

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#08 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 6:30 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
Kumu Hina 300x200 KUMU HINA
Directed by Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
English, Hawaiian, Tongan, with English subtitles

Winner at Frameline Film Festival this film explores the uplifting story of respected ma- huteacher Hina Wong-Kalu. An inspiring documentary where a boy can transform into a woman and a girl can become a leader among men.

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#09 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 7:00 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET – AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE
All About E 300x200 ALL ABOUT E 
Directed by Louise Wadley
English, no subtitles

E, a sexy Sydney DJ with a world of women at her feet, is missing something. When she and gay best friend Matt stumble on a stash of cash, they hit the road on the run from the crooks in search of a new life and possibly a lost love.

Film followed by Showcase Party.

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#10 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 9:30 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
Wham Bam Mr Pam 300x200 GAY SHORTS
English, no subtitles

A new collection of great international short films including hilarious comedies, quality dramas and entertaining documentaries. This session includes Wham, Bam Mr. Pam, a portrait of a former catholic schoolgirl who became a superstar director of gay porn.

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#11 – THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 6:30 PM – EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
 MYQUEERCAREER 300x200 MY QUEER CAREER
English, no subtitles

Australia’s biggest queer short film prize is back. We’ve got a fantastic line-up of films and over $10,000 worth of cash and support to be awarded to the most impressive LGBTIQ Australian films. Our 2014 winner went on to win the Iris Prize for best queer short film in the world. Our 2015 winner will also gain automatic entry to this competition.

Join us for a special screening and ceremony.

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Classification – Due to Australian classification regulations, no one under 18 (including babies) can be admitted to MGFF screenings, unless stated otherwise. For MGFF 2015 we will work with the classification board to ensure some screenings are available to younger audiences.

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