Queer Screen Film Fest 2017 – first movies

Queer Screen Film Fest 2017 – first movies

The 5th Queer Screen Film Fest, brought to you by Queer Screen is back! From Tuesday 19th September to Sunday 24th September at Event Cinemas George Street.

We are thrilled to announce the first three films of what will be a fantastic array of LGBTIQ film from around the globe.  Scroll down to see the first three films which are on sale now and stay tuned for the full program release on August 10th!

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OPENING NIGHT – AFTER LOUIE  by Vincent Gagliostro
USA; English with no subtitles
Tuesday 19 September, 7pm, Event Cinemas George Street

Suffering from survivor guilt, Sam (Alan Cumming) is at a standstill with his life, acutely manifested in his shrine to ACT UP activism from a past life. The only enjoyment he seems to get is from his cigarettes, alcohol and rent boys. Meeting young, passionate Braeden (Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On) reawakens Sam’s zeal for life and his art.

Directed by longtime activist and ACT UP member Vincent Gagliostro, After Louie finds common ground between generations of gay men. Opening Night Film and Party tickets are available here.

 

SEVENTEEN by Monja Art
Austria; German with English subtitles
Wednesday 20 September, 7pm, Event Cinemas George Street

Life seems idyllic though dull for this group of boarding school students in rural Austria. Yet at 17, things can turn from carefree to catastrophe in an instant. Especially love.

Paula, a bright girl who cares for her withdrawn father and unruly sister, is in love with Charlotte, who might just feel the same. Or does she? Director Monja Art’s debut feature is a smart and sharp coming-of-age film that epitomises the emotional rollercoaster ride that is being a teenager.  Buy tickets here.

 

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON by David France
USA; English with no subtitles
Sunday 24 September, 3:30pm, Event Cinemas George Street

Many people will already be aware of Marsha P. Johnson and her fellow Stonewall veteran Sylvia Rivera. But even those who do will be captivated by this new examination of their lives and Marsha’s untimely death in 1992.

A mixture of hardship and hope forms a beautiful theme across this work, and there is a quirky authenticity to the players, from old friends of Marsha, to archival footage, home videos and interviews with Sylvia. It will inspire even as it breaks your heart. Buy tickets here.
Remember: the full program which will be announced on August 10th!